Med-e-Tel 2010

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Wed, 2010/04/14 to Fri, 2010/04/16

Special track on FLOSS-HC projects and initiatives at Med-e-Tel 2010

Benefits of Free/Libre Open Source Software in Health Care (FLOSS-HC)

Aims of the session:

One of the main goals of the FLOSS-HC track is to serve as a forum for all people and organizations interested in FLOSS-HC, as a meeting place for old and new FLOSS-HC enthusiasts and a place for exchanging ideas, knowledge and experience and setting up new collaborations. Over the years, Med-e-Tel has shown its dedication in addressing the needs of people from all over the world, including developing countries, but also providing industrial partners a place for networking, education and presentation of their work to a worldwide audience.

Chair: Thomas Karopka (IT Science Center Rügen, Germany / IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG)

Presented in cooperation with the International Medical Informatics Association, European Federation for Medical Informatics, International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, Open eHealth Foundation.

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Wednesday 14 April 2010 - 11:00-13:00
Med-e-Tel Opening Session: Global Telemedicine and eHealth Update

  • The FLOSS Paradigm Shift - Transforming Healthcare Through Rapid, Evidence Driven Software Innovation
    (full presentation @
    Joseph Dal Molin
    President, e-cology, Canada
    Director, WorldVista, USA

Thursday 15 April 2010 - 16:00-18:00
Communities, Collaboration, Development Issues, Technology Transfer

  • The FLOSS Paradigm Shift - Transforming Healthcare Through Rapid, Evidence Driven Software Innovation
    (full presentation @
    Joseph Dal Molin
    President, e-cology, Canada
    Director, WorldVistA, USA
  • Exploration of Open Development of a Telehealth Service Platform
    (full presentation @
    Peter Cudd, Simon Judge
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Open-source and Health Care: Key Factors for the Transfer of R&D Results into Health Care Solutions
    (full presentation @
    Donald Martin, Christian Moll, Andreas Jahnen, Norbert Roesch
    Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Structure and Dynamics of FOSS Communities Specialised in the Provision of eHealth Infrastructure Technologies
    (abstract @
    Rolf Pawelzik
    CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Information on Open Source Solutions in Healthcare - the OSSHealth Repository
    (full presentation @
    Hans Demski, Claudia Hildebrand, Antonis Jossif, Rolf Engelbrecht
    Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health, Germany
    "Paedi" Center for Specialized Pediatrics, Cyprus
    National ProRec Centre, Germany
  • – A comprehensive platform for medical free/libre and open source software
    (full presentation @
    Holger Schmuhl
  • Collaborations in Healthcare Open Source Working Group (CHOS-WG)
    Etienne Saliez

Friday 16 April 2010 - 09:00-10:30
Sustainability and Community Building

  • Care to Share? Presenting the Open Source Observatory and Repository of the European Union
    (abstract @
    Szabolcs Szekacs
    European Commission, DG Informatics
  • Implementing IHE actors using the Open eHealth Integration Platform (IPF)
    (full presentation @
    Alexander Ihls
    President and Director, Open eHealth Foundation, USA
    Head of Global Standards Office, InterComponentWare, Germany
  • Open Source Software in a University Clinic
    (full presentation @
    Björn Bergh
    CIO, University Clinic Heidelberg, Germany
  • FLOSS in Health Care – IMIA OS WG and EFMI LIFOSS WG
    (full presentation @
    Thomas Karopka
    IT Science Center Rügen, Germany
  • Who Wins? Opportunities and Risks of Open Source Software in Healthcare
    (abstract @
    Jan Vejvalka
    2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Panel Discussion: FLOSS in Health Care: Different Perspectives: European Comission, Industry, Research and Health care Provider
    Moderator: Thomas Karopka, Holger Schmuhl

Friday 16 April 2010 - 11:00-12:00
Open Source for Mobile Home Healthcare

  • — Open Source Web Development in Healthcare
    (full presentation @
    Jens Ohlig, Germany
  • Technological Frameworks for Mobile Home Health Care
    (full presentation @
    Mark Höller, Thomas Karopka
    IT Science Center Rügen, Germany
  • Borboleta and SaguiSaúde - Open Souce Mobile Telehealth for Public Home Healthcare
    (full presentation @
    Fabio Kon, Rubens Kon, Gustavo Duarte, Helves Domingues, Rafael Correia, Pedro Leal
    FLOSS Competence Center - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Healthcare Center - School of Medicine - University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Ligne de Vie
    (abstract @
    Philippe Ameline
    Odyssée Open Source Project, France

Friday 16 April 2010 - 13:00-14:00
Collaborative Development, Social Networking, Services

  • Building a FLOSS Framework for eHealth R&D Projects
    (full presentation @
    Josep M. Colomé, Janina Garrigós, Joan C. Castro, Antonio L. Santoyo
    Department of eHealth and eDependence, i2Cat Foundation, Spain
  • Open Collaborative Health
    (full presentation @
    Ander Altuna
    Andago, Zamudio, Spain
  • Improving Health Technology Management: Development of a Model for the Implementation of an Essential Information System for Medical Devices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    (full presentation @
    Claudio Zaugg, Martin Raab
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • AeXist Diabetes: an Open Source Diabetes application based on Health Level 7 version 3 (HL7V3) Reference Information Model and SNOMED-CT
    (full presentation @
    Remko Hoekstra
    Stichting Zorg e-Novatie, The Netherlands

Friday 16 April 2010 - 14:30-16:00
Open Source in eHealth Infrastructure

  • OpenEMPI: An Open Source Master Patient Index
    (abstract @
    Odysseas Pentakalos
    SYSNET International, USA
  • Development of a Web Portal for the Exchange of Medical Information Using Open Source Software
    (full presentation @
    Benjamin Schneider, Oliver Heinze, Kai Lederle, Gerald Weisser, Björn Bergh
    Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
    Mannheim University Hospital, Germany
  • Open Source Software for Regional Health Networks – Assessment of Existing Projects and Implementation of a Demonstrator
    (full presentation @
    Oliver Heinze, Mathias Brunner, Björn Bergh
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Information Technology and Medical Engineering, Germany
  • Experiences with Personal Electronic Health Records in the Rhine-Neckar Region
    (full presentation @
    Oliver Heinze, Antje Brandner, Björn Bergh
    University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Information Technology and Medical Engineering, Germany

Most discussed

AuShadha (12 comments)

GNUmed (9 comments)

Clinic Management System (CMS) (9 comments)

NHapi (7 comments)

Kanteron Systems, S.L. (6 comments)

PatientOS (6 comments)

OpenEMR (4 comments)