Linux Medicine-HOWTO

Walt Pennington

tldp at pennfirm dot net

Gerardo Arnaez

Department of Advanced Skunk Works

Werner Heuser

Revision History
Revision 2.32004-03-24Revised by: gea
Slight updates
Revision 2.22003-07-11Revised by: gea
Slight updates
Revision 2.1.22003-04-06Revised by: gea
Update Slicer information thanks to Matej Pivoluska. updated Werner Heuser information
Revision by: gea
Corrected typo of 'important' in article description. Thanks to Morgon Kanter.
Revision by: gea
slight update. spam-proofed emails. Note anyone that wants to help with the vet section should 'come on down'.
Revision 2.1.12002-12-22Revised by: gea
Update to re-include vet applications, but again, will mostly serve as pointer to better information.
Revision 2.12002-8-24Revised by: gea
There are too many projects. There are much better sites for information. This document will change its focus and be more of a stable document and pointing to active sites with better and more up-to-date information. This document is not intended to be complete, and parts of it will seem out of place in its new function.
Revision 2.0.52002-07-26Revised by: gea
Added in OpenEMR. I also need to add back in the german sections, but will need help on it.
Revision 2.0.42002-04-06Revised by: gea
Added Kpumpe and OIO library info
Revision 2.0.32002-03-02Revised by: gea
Added to install OIO on Debian system. Have started on OIO how to install
Revision 2.0.22002-03-02Revised by: gea
Starting to add more to the How-To section of FreePM. The installation section will need testing by others. Added Slicer info under a new section
Revision 2.0.12002-02-19Revised 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 2.02002-02-05Revised by: gea
Major changes. Conversion from linux-doc to Doc-Book 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 Doc-Book Conversion.
Revision 1.4.32002-02-5Revised by: gea
Doing minor checks of links. no big change yet
Revision 1.4.22002-02-05Revised 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 1.4.12002-02-05Revised by: gea
Gerardo Arnaez took over maintaining this document. Some new additions, some info on when last update. Links to and added.
Revision 1.4UnknownRevised by: wh
XXX, minor changes
Revision 1.32001-03-01Revised by: wh
added links to gnutrition, Java SmokingMeter and HL7lib - Health Level 7 Library, some other links updated, Japanese translation proposed
Revision 1.22000-11-04Revised 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 1.12000-04-20Revised by: wh
links to Res Medicinae, QDS, sixpack and LinuxMedNews added, minor changes
Revision 1.02000-01-27Revised by: wh
LinuDent added, preface and disclaimer added, minor changes, first official release
Revision 0.22000-01-26Revised by: wh
URLs checked, minor changes, second draft
Revision 0.11999-11-17Revised by: wh
first draft

The Linux Medical How-To will serve as a nice and convenient meta resource directing interested parties to important sites, a few well-established/meta mailing lists.

Table of Contents
1. Preface
1.1. About the Document
1.2. Update
1.3. About the Author(s)
1.4. Copyright, Disclaimer and Trademarks
1.5. 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
4.2. OpenEMR
4.4. WorldVista and OpenVista
4.5. SQL Clinic
4.6. FreeB
4.7. FreeMED
4.8. Freemed-YiRC
4.9. Care2x
4.10. Medical DataServer
4.11. OpenClinic
4.12. GNUMed
4.13. GNotary
4.14. Res Medicinae
4.15. Open Infrastructure for Outcomes
4.16. LIMS - Laboratory Information Management Systems
4.17. Meditux
4.18. 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. Tuxmobil PDA Information Site
6.2. Palm Pilots
6.3. Linux Devices
7. Veterinary applications
7.1. FreeVET
8. Installing a Medical Record Application (not ready yet)
8.2. Point of this section
8.3. My Assumptions About You
8.4. OIO
8.5. FreePM
9. Imaging Applications
9.1. Slicer
10. Useful Applications
10.1. KPumpe
11. My thoughts
11.1. Too Many Projects
11.2. I am biased
11.3. I work and what is needed.
12. Credits