Open source software has been extremely successful in various technology sectors but has been slow to grow in the health care industry. However, OSS serves a vital role by breeding innovation at a break neck pace. A new blog has a decent summary of active OSS programs for the health care market.
Available categories include:
Clinical Research DICOM Tool DICOM Viewer / Server Electronic medical record HL7 Tool Practice / hospital management system Standards
Also don’t forget to check out Demonstrating Open-Source Healthcare Solutions (DOHCS) conference in Southern California this February. And if you’re still reading this, email us for free tickets if you’d like to attend (medgadget *at* medgadget *dot* com). We have 5 easter eggs to give away to our readers.
(hat tip: LinuxMedNews)