Open Source Software for Public Health
Please help arrange, categorize, annotate and add to this.
News, talks and announcements
Healthcare Blog at ZiffDavis' ZDNet by Dana Blankenhorn:
- What is stalling open source in healthcare? 08/2/2007
- What open source can teach medical computing 07/24/2007
- Open Source Challenge to Medical IT 07/25/2007
Google in Public Health
- Larry Brilliant announces new Public Health group at google April 2007
- INSTEDD - International Networked System for Total Early Disease Detection Larry Brilliant and Google
- Google Earth Outreach. Google Earth Pro for non-profits
- Google Summer of Code OpenMRS (news release)
IBM in Public Health
- Eclipse, Open Source and Pandemics interview with Dan Ford, a senior research staff member at IBM Research and a member of IBM's Healthcare and Life Sciences group. June 2007
- IBM Gives Health Records Tech to Open Source Community (news release)
- Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN)
- Hans Rosling compelling talk on Global Health at TED July 5, 2006
- SlashDot discussion from 2004 perhaps (too old to be of use)
WorldVistA WorldVistA was formed to extend and collaboratively improve the VistA electronic health record and health information system for use outside of its original setting. The system was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for use in its veterans hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. WorldVistA has a number of development efforts aimed at adding new software modules such as pediatrics, obstetrics, and other functions not used in the veterans' healthcare setting.
Medsphere Medsphere is to OpenVista as Red Hat is to Linux
Software with potential Public Health uses
Vendor Relationship Management A Harvard/Berkman project that is the otherside of Customer Relationship Management systems. Could it be used for Health Provider Relationship Management?
Software aggregation sites
Software from SourceForge
SourceForge projects resulting in a search for "public health" (about 1140 at the time of this entry, but many of them not active) Evaluating which of these are useful and active will be a good but challenging project
The software list below was obtained by doing an "exact match" search on the string "Public Health" on the SourceForge site.
In no way is this list exhaustive!
OSHIP - Open Source Health Information Platform OSHIP - Open Source Health Information Platform is a Python implementation of the openEHR electronic health record specifications http://www.openehr.org. OSHIP is designed as a Zope 3 component and requires Zope 3 to function as an EHR server.
District Health Information System (DHIS) The District Health Information System (DHIS) provides for data entry, report generation, and analysis. It is part of a larger initiative for health care data in developing countries, called the Health Information System Programme HISP.
PHIELD The PHIELD PROJECT (Public Health Integration & Exchange of Lab Data) is focused on a cost effective solution to delivering laboratory data of public health significance to the appropriate legal jurisdictions.
Water and Sewer Licensing The goal of CUPHD Water project is to build an open source e-infrastructure for water licensing and inspections for health maintenance workers at the Champaign Public Health District (of Illinois), and other public health districts.
NetEpi The NetEpi project is developing open-source, network-enabled tools for epidemiology and public health practice.
eBed eBed is a web-based application suite designed to assist hospitals manage the daily census of patients and to maintain information about each room. eBed has been modeled to manage patient flow and occupancy status of beds of any type and location.
Public Health and Hospital management Building a software which helps to manage public health by collecting data elements, indicator from every units and sending aggregated data to upper units. The system aims to improve capacity of decision maker by providing exact and full data in time.
Simple QUArantine Tracking System SQUATS - the Simple QUArantine Tracking System - is a web based isolation/quarantine tracking and monitoring system for use by hospitals and public health. This project is currently under rapid development in response to the recent SARS outbreak.
EpiSPIDER EpiSPIDER is a public health healthcare application that integrates of information from different distributed electronic resources and performs semantic processing of text visually represent information using graphic display, GIS and mapping technologies