name location description license implementation stage
publishing
eprints.org http://www.eprints.org/information.php organisation dedicated to development of software for self-archiving of articles free (BSD-type) Linux/Apache/Perl/MySQL stable release
Open archives initiative http://www.openarchives.org/ Dedicated to the design of meta-data formats for harvesting the contents of self-archived publications: numerous tools free Various early release
Public Library of Science http://www.publiclibraryofscience.org/ Promotes free access to world science and biomedical literature Free open/web early development
imaging
RayNux http://www.rad.unipd.it/progetti/raynux/rayhomeUK.php3 Planned radiologic software laboratory Open source Linux/Interbase early release
AMISE http://sourceforge.net/projects/amide tools for viewing, registering and analysing anatomical and functional volumetric data sets GPL GNOME/C/Linux early release
BMI http://sourceforge.net/projects/bmi toolkit for biomedical imaging BSD license C/Unix/BSD early development
Blox http://sourceforge.net/projects/blox Quantitative medical imaging program for MR, DTI and MRS data GPL Java/Javascript/Scheme early development
CTSim http://www.ctsim.org/ CT simulator GPL Windows/Linux stable release
myPACS http://sol.cc.u-szeged.hu/~kszabo/myPACS.html simple web-based medical image management system (does not support DICOM) ?GPL PHP/MySQL early release
infrastructure
LOINC http://www.regenstrief.org/loinc/ Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes Free, users cannot modify official codes (though can extend them locally) Codes available as ASCII, Win tools mature
OIO (open infrastructure for outcomes) http://www.txoutcome.org/ Server: tool for storing, sharing, and analysing patient information. Library: enables collaborative development of data collection tools (web-based forms) GPL Linux/PostgreSQL/Zope/XML early release
Circare http://www.minoru-development.com/circare/ Systems integration for regional healthcare organisations using open source tools for secure networking Open source HTML/XML/Java early release
GEHR http://www.gehr.org/ Open source EMR system: open information architecture which formally expresses a set of requirements about patient health records: platform/application independence is primary aim Public domain/open source: openEHR licence (mozilla PL derivative i.e. GPL-incompatible) GEHR Object Model written in Eiffel early release
GLIMS http://sourceforge.net/projects/glims OS independent open source lab management system GPL ZOPE early development
LAMDI (Linux Anesthesia Modular Devices) http://gasnet.med.yale.edu/lamdi/ Interface for modular software connecting physiological models, patient monitoring devices, infusion pumps Open source Linux early development
MedMapper http://www.medmapper.com/ Multistep Algorithmic Protocols not clear Tcl/Tk early release
Medical Record DTD http://sourceforge.net/projects/medrec/ Aims to develop XML DTDs that facilitate transfer of patient information from local databased to aggregated web-based information stores ? XML early development
OpenGalen http://www.opengalen.org/ Formal model of clinical terminology that attempts to bridge gap between the requirements of machines and people ? Win32/proprietary database early development
Protogen/HL7 http://aurora.rg.iupui.edu/~gunther/ Libraries for parsing HL7 data GPL C++ early release
record systems
GNUMed http://www.gnumed.org/ Paperless medical records system GPL Linux/Python/wxPython/PostgreSQL early development
TK Family Practice http://sourceforge.net/projects/tkfp/ EMR for physicians GPL Tcl/Tk early release
VistA http://www.hardhats.org/ hospital information system Public domain MUMPS (M) over TCP/IP mature
Cosmos http://sourceforge.net/projects/cosmos/ Planned library of reusable objects relevant to medical domain. Simple patient registry database is first goal GPL Java/DOS/ArgoUML early development
OpenEMed http://www.openEMed.org/ EMR system based on distributed object specifications of OMG BSD Java/CORBA stable release
Arachne http://www.arachne.org/ Clinical workstation components and development toolset MIT license (BSD-like) C++/CORBA on Linux stable release
FreeMed http://www.freemed.org/ EMR system LGPL PHP/Apache/MySQL early release
FreePM (free practice management) http://www.freepm.org/ EMR system GPL Python/ZOPE early release
LinuDent http://linudent.sourceforge.net/ Dental oriented electronic record system

early development
Littlefish http://www.littlefish.com.au/ Patient information and recall with emphasis on primary care Open source Any. Current Win/Delphi implementation (WINE/Linux) early development
MDSchedule http://sourceforge.net/projects/mdschedule/ Physician scheduling software Unknown PHP/MySQL early development
MediTux http://sourceforge.net/projects/meditux/ Intranet product used to collect ICU data for clinical and research use GPL Java/Linux early release
companies
MedZope http://www.medzope.org/ web-based tool for health organisations GPL Linux/Zope early development
bioinformatics
PhysioNet http://www.physionet.org/index.shtml Collection of physiological signals and related processing software GPL/Open source Linux/Octave +others stable release
Copyright Douglas Carnall 2001. You may reproduce this table in any medium provided this copyright notice is also maintained. Omissions? Mail me: dougie@carnall.org Ignacio Valdes' work at LinuxMedNews made compiling this list a lot easier.