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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