Linux Medicine-HOWTO

Gerardo Arnaez


Werner Heuser


Revision History
Revision 2.0.1 2002-02-19 Revised by: gea
Minor changes, Changed license to GPL. Some more reorganization. Which to say I have deleted out a ton of comments that I put that were useless. More pimping of Debian-med.
Revision 2.0 2002-02-05 Revised by: gea
Major changes. Conversion from linuxdoc to DocBook format. Have basically edited out nutrition sections and most of the German section for now until I can get help again the German section. Have switched focus of the article to Medical informatics and applications, less to research applications which should probably be a different article. Will most likely put these things I will not maintain at the end, so someone else has some where to begin. Whew. Tired from DocBook Conversion.
Revision 1.4.3 2002-02-5 Revised by: gea
Doing minor checks of links. no big change yet
Revision 1.4.2 2002-02-05 Revised by: gea
I have started to make structural changes to the documents. Changes Community to the fore-front. renamed Medical Application to Medical Record Application to make it more usable. I have not decide to change the version number as i have just moved links around and I am trying to structure the document a little bit better.
Revision 1.4.1 2002-02-05 Revised by: gea
Gerardo Arnaez took over maintaining this document. Some new additions, some info on when last update. Links to and added.
Revision 1.4 Unknown Revised by: wh
XXX, minor changes
Revision 1.3 2001-03-01 Revised by: wh
added links to gnutrition, Java SmokingMeter and HL7lib - Health Level 7 Library, some other links updated, Japanese translation proposed
Revision 1.2 2000-11-04 Revised by: wh
Links to Nut, Free Practice Management, LittleFish, GNUMed, REALTIQ, VISIdent, weight, OIO, CTSim, myPACS, BlazeLIMS, XNBC and PhysioNet added, new document URL, minor changes
Revision 1.1 2000-04-20 Revised by: wh
links to Res Medicinae, QDS, sixpack and LinuxMedNews added, minor changes
Revision 1.0 2000-01-27 Revised by: wh
LinuDent added, preface and disclaimer added, minor changes, first official release
Revision 0.2 2000-01-26 Revised by: wh
URLs checked, minor changes, second draft
Revision 0.1 1999-11-17 Revised by: wh
first draft

Some pointers to Linux software (mostly GPLed) for the medical sciences (medical applications, Medline and other bibliography tools, applications for veterinarian medicine and others). UPDATE: I intend this HOWTO to be more and more geared to Medical applications and less to the others.

Table of Contents
1. Preface
1.1. About the Document
1.2. About the Author(s)
1.3. Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks
1.4. Request For Comments
2. Debian-Med
3. Community
3.1. News
3.2. Organizations
3.3. Mailing Lists
3.4. IRC
4. Medical Record Applications
4.1. Debian Med
4.3. SQL Clinic
4.4. Electronic Obstetrical Record System
4.5. Freemed
4.6. Freemed-YiRC
4.7. GNUMed
4.8. GNotary
4.9. Res Medicinae
4.10. The Littlefish Health Project
4.11. Free Practice Management - FreePM
4.12. Open Infrastructure for Outcomes
4.13. myPACS
4.14. LIMS - Laboratory Information Management Systems
4.15. Meditux
4.16. MEGA and Mumps Compiler
5. Medical informatics
5.1. What is it?
5.2. Good Electronic Health Record - GEHR
5.3. HL7lib - Health Level 7 Library
6. PDA
6.1. Palm Pilots
6.2. Linux Devices
7. Installing a Medical record (not ready yet)
7.1. Point of this section
7.2. OIO
7.3. FreePM
8. My thoughts
9. Credits