Public health supply chains need accurate, timely logistics data from health facilities to make decisions about procurement and supply. Too often this information is inaccurate or simply not available. As a result, health systems in many countries continue to experience stockouts of essential medicines, leaving people vulnerable to treatable illness and diseases.
OpenRBF is a web based Open Source software that manages Result and Performance Based Financing in the Health, Education, and Governance sector. The tool can be adapted to any sector.
Echopen aims at developing the first low-cost Open Source Hardware ultrasound stethoscope which can be connected to a smartphone or a tablet. It is intended for health professionnals and will be developed thanks to a multidisplinary community that shares the same vision.
ARX is a comprehensive open source software for anonymizing sensitive personal data. It has been designed from the ground up to provide high scalability, ease of use and a tight integration of the many different aspects relevant to data anonymization. Its highlights include:
Mainzelliste is a web-based first-level pseudonymization service. It allows for the creation of personal identifiers (PID) from identifying attributes (IDAT), and thanks to the record linkage functionality, this is even possible with poor quality identifying data. The functions are available through a RESTful web interface.
The following article describes the underlying concepts of Mainzelliste and the motivation for its development. Please cite it when referring to Mainzelliste in publications:
First open-source tobacco intervention, a fully-automated website built mainly using Java and open-source software. The content is based on widely accepted guidelines for tobacco and dependence treatment and scientific research.
This food and menu order system is specially designed for hospitals and similar institutions.
SPINA (structure parameter inference approach) is a method for calculating constant structure parameters of endocrine feedback control systems in vivo from hormone levels obtained from serum or plasma.
A first successful implementation applies to evaluation of thyroid function. It allows for calculating the thyroid's maximum secretory capacity (GT or SPINA-GT) and the sum activity of peripheral 5'-deiodinases (GD or SPINA-GD) from levels of TSH, (F)T4 and (F)T3 that have been determined once only (SPINA Thyr).
SimThyr is a simulation program for thyroid homeostasis. It is based on a published nonlinear parametric isomorphic model of thyrotropic feedback control. Applications of SimThyr cover generation of hypotheses for biomedical research, education and presentation. Binaries and sourcecode are available for Mac OS, Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and other Unix derivatives.
In the last 20 years, researchers have investigated solutions to enable seamless access to online resources within the context of electronic health record (EHR) systems. “Infobuttons” are among these solutions. Based on contextual attributes that describe the EHR user, the patient, and the care setting, infobuttons anticipate clinicians’ information needs and provide automated links to a set of relevant knowledge resources to assist clinical decision support.