GNUmed released

We are proud to announce the availability of GNUmed for GNU/Linux, MS Windows and MacOS X.

The hooks framework has been extended. The bootstrapper transfers users and runs sanity checks for plausibility after upgrade. Encounter handling now allows a user to start a new encounter on demand. Simple data mining has been added. GNUmed now runs on Mac OS X and supports OsiriX DICOM viewer. Patient picture handling has been properly implemented. Debugging has been improved for better user feedback. The backend features an improved backup script and a new restore script, and now requires PG 8.1. A bug in the phrasewheel has been fixed.

Details can be found here

Ken Kizer Resigns from Medsphere

According to Modern Physician has an article about: Physician-executive Kenneth Kizer will step down as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of healthcare information technology developer Medsphere Systems, Aliso Viejo, Calif., as soon as a corporate search, now under way, identifies a successor, Kizer confirmed today. Kizer said, “The basic ethos of open source fits healthcare. And healthcare has this infinite need for customizing and tailoring at the sharp end. Some doc wants a program for this or some doc wants a disease registry for that and you just can’t get that with proprietary (software), at least not quickly and cheaply. I see open source as the disruptive technology in healthcare IT.”

FreeMED 0.8.4 and REMITT 0.3.3 released

FreeMED version 0.8.4 and REMITT version 0.3.3 have been formally released on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. They include support for CMS’s mandated NPI standard, as well as many other improvements and community contributed bugfixes and features. FreeMED is an GPL-licensed opensource EMR/PM suite which is browser-based, and is developed by the FreeMED Software Foundation, Inc, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Version 0.8.4 is available on the download page of, and REMITT is available from All users of 0.8.3 should upgrade to this release.

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TEPR 2007 Open Source Speakers/Sessions

This session will look at real EHR selection and implementation scenarios that didn�t quite go according to plan. In this highly interactive session, the audience will be able to ask questions or present their own scenarios, obtain specifics pertaining to open source software such as advantages including free software and ability to modify easily, and obstacles such as limited support options.

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What is new for Debian-Med in Etch.

With the recent release of Debian Etch, the Debian-Med project strengthened its current three main areas of activity: imaging, bioinformatics, and medical practice. Progresses are summarized on the Debian web site and in this article here.

What is new for Debian-Med in etch?

April 19th, 2007

The Debian-Med project strenghtened its current three main areas of
activity: imaging, bioinformatics, and medical practice. But of course,
it also benefits of all the other improvements of Debian etch, such as
increased security with signed packages, a new way of exploring the
18,000 available packages — the Debtags, or the official support of
the amd64 architecture.

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ClearHealth 2.0 Developer Preview Demo

After more than a year of active design and development ClearHealth 2.0 is about to lift off. A developer preview demonstration is available at but please note that it is a BETA pre-release edition of CH 2.0 undoubtedly with some rough edges remaining to be fixed.

There will be a June 14th webex call to walk through the new features so please stay tuned for that information on our forums.

More details on new features in body.

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GNUmed installation video manual

A video tutorial on how to install GNUmed’s client and server part (including postgresql) on MS Windows has been produced and uploaded for public viewing.

This is meant as a supplement for people who find the material on our Wiki ( too low level.
The videos demonstrates the installation of python, wxpython, psycopg2, PIL, posgresql and GNUmed itself from scratch.

Videos can be found at:

While narration is in German the video tutorial should be easy to follow.

ITTIA Previews New Release of ITTIA Database for ESEC 2007 in Japan

May 14, 2007 — Bellevue, WA — ITTIA is further strengthening its ITTIA Database management software for embedded systems and devices with the release of version 2.0. ITTIA previews this new release at one of Japan�s largest embedded gatherings, ESEC — Embedded Systems Expo and Conference. ESEC provides embedded developers with an opportunity to learn about exciting new technologies, such as ITTIA Database.
ITTIA Database, version 2.0, is a high-performance embedded data management system that can be used either as a stand-alone embedded library, or in combination with ITTIA�s lightweight data server. ITTIA Database provides true ACID-compliant transaction support, enabling application developers to easily build robust, reliable applications with these modern development techniques. New features in this version include enhancement to documentation and client/server shared access with data change notification events.

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