Notes on Publications and Conferences
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[http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-6659298/Moving-to-a-new-HRIS.html HRMagazine: Moving to a new HRIS: time for a new human resource information system?]
This is the new model for software development. Your people can be anywhere, your company can come from anywhere, and you use the Internet to tie it all together.
So while 50,000 downloads may not seem like a prohibitively large number, it stands to reason that with activity across all 6 continents less than 18 months after the initial release, there is even more potential for expansion. A reality which might actually pose as a double edged sword for the young company.
GiPSiNet: an open source/open architecture network middleware for surgical simulations. Studies in health technology and informatics
[http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/23/24/3394 TandTRAQ: an open-source tool for integrated protein identification and quantitation] Oxford journal of Bioinformatics
We present TandTRAQ, a standalone utility that integrates results from i-Tracker, an open-source iTRAQ quantitation program with the search results from X?Tandem, an open-source proteome search engine. The utility runs from the command-line and can be easily integrated into a pipeline for automation.
Capacity-building for public health: http://peoples-uni.org. Bulletin of the World Health Organization
The development of educational context around free and open-source materials available on the Internet has the ability to help build public health capacity in low- to middle-income countries. Inspiration to develop such a programme comes from the free and open-source software movement, where many hundreds of individuals have collaborated in the development of high-quality software freely available on the Internet, and its education counterpart of Open Educational Resource development. These reflect societal developments, especially those associated with Web 2.0.
Open source tools and toolkits for bioinformatics: significance, and where are we? Briefings in Bioinformatics
Alternative open source HRIS system
A Study of Clinically Related Open Source Software Projects AMIA Annu Symp Proc
Open source software development has recently gained significant interest due to several successful mainstream open source projects. This methodology has been proposed as being similarly viable and beneficial in the clinical application domain as well. However, the clinical software development venue differs significantly from the mainstream software venue. Existing clinical open source projects have not been well characterized nor formally studied so the ‘fit’ of open source in this domain is largely unknown. In order to better understand the open source movement in the clinical application domain, we undertook a study of existing open source clinical projects. In this study we sought to characterize and classify existing clinical open source projects and to determine metrics for their viability. This study revealed several findings which we believe could guide the healthcare community in its quest for successful open source clinical software projects.
Drug Discovery Today
Open-source software will never achieve ubiquity. There are environments in which it simply does not flourish. By its nature, open-source development requires free exchange of ideas, community involvement, and the efforts of talented and dedicated individuals. However, pressures can come from several sources that prevent this from happening. In addition, openness and complex licensing issues invite misuse and abuse. Care must be taken to avoid the pitfalls of open-source software.
The case for open-source software in drug discovery Drug Discovery Today
Widespread adoption of open-source software for network infrastructure, web servers, code development, and operating systems leads one to ask how far it can go. Will 'open source' spread broadly, or will it be restricted to niches frequented by hopeful hobbyists and midnight hackers? Here we identify reasons for the success of open-source software and predict how consumers in drug discovery will benefit from new open-source products that address their needs with increased flexibility and in ways complementary to proprietary options.
Intellectual Property Rights and Bio Commons: Open Source And Beyond International Social Science Journal (ISSJ), Vol. 58, No. 188, pp., 319 -334, 2006
India Takes an Open Source Approach to Drug Discovery Cell, Volume 133, Issue 2, 201-203, 18 April 2008
Could an open-source clinical trial data-management system be what we have all been looking for? Journal: PLoS medicine (PLoS Med), published in United States. (Language: eng) Reference: 2008-Mar; vol 5 (issue 3) : pp e6
A Web Based Prototype System for Patient Use Confirming Taiwan Electronic Medical-Record Templates AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005
The user interface utilizes open-source that can be customized to each institution that designs its own system according to this template.
A Call For Collaboration: Building an EMR for Developing Countries AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005
“Interoperability of Open Source Medical Record Systems” (2003) For AMIA 2003 Open Source Expo
The core SQL database we have developed is comprehensive enough to support a full EMRS for Research Data Mining and Analysis as well as a Consult System … We plan to make this interchange format an open source definition. … What is needed is an open standard for universal data interchange of full medical record system data that can used widely.
“Open source handheld-based EMR for paramedics working in rural areas.” (2002) Proc AMIA Symp 2002; :12-6.
We describe a handheld-based electronic medical record (EMR) for use in certain rural settings. The system is based on the Linux operating system and allows access to large mobile databases. The open source system is designed for paramedical health workers serving remote areas in rural India. A PDA loaded with the handheld-based EMR provides workers who have little access to medical doctors with different kinds of decision support and alerts. It addresses two important problems in developing countries: prenatal care and child health. This paper describes the technical challenges and innovation needed in the design, development, adaptation and implementation of the handheld EMR in a real setting in India
http://amrs.iukenya.org/pub — AMRS publications
Cooking up an open source EMR for developing countries: OpenMRS - a recipe for successful collaboration BW Mamlin, PG Biondich, BA Wolfe, H Fraser, D Jazayeri, C Allen, J Miranda, WM Tierney. 2006.
Experience in implementing the OpenMRS medical record system to support HIV treatment in Rwanda. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics Volume 129, 2007 MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics – Building Sustainable Health Systems http://booksonline.iospress.nl/Content/View.aspx?piid=6130
[http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1839362 The OpenMRS system: collaborating toward an open source EMR for developing countries.] AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium (AMIA Annu Symp Proc), published in United States. (Language: eng) 2006-; vol (issue ) : pp 1146
Medical information systems: A foundation for healthcare technologies in developing countries Biomed Eng Online. 2008; 7: 18.
[Using open source for the EMR] has several advantages over closed proprietary systems. Firstly, the system is more 'future-proof', being able to withstand the changes in libraries, operating systems and hardware. This avoids the problems of having to reverse-engineer data structures and recode interfaces. Furthermore, software can be written in a cross-platform manner, providing maximum choice and flexibility for users. Secondly, open-source software is license free and allows everyone to benefit from any developments made by others, minimizing the costs to everyone involved. Vital funds can then be spent on the support and augmentation of the code base. Use of open-source software can also lead to an increase in competition and allow developing countries to support their own software and applications and the development of related businesses. Examples of such competition stimulation can be seen in the adoption of Linux and Apache by the Apple Corporation. Furthermore, open-source licensing can allow small and medium-sized companies to build a business around the support of medical databases. It should be noted that open-source does not always mean that software is always supplied at no-cost to the user, and such software can be linked to proprietary libraries if the source-code base is distributed under an appropriate license, such as the modified BSD or LGPL licenses. Thirdly, it is generally easier to detect and fix bugs in open-source software, and compliance with standards is more easily enforced. In particular, standards concerning security and protected health information are more easily audited when a system is open.