CCTOS: Inventory of available Open Source Softwares
The first step is here to maintain an inventory of what is already available in Open Source.
The next question is as far as possible how to reuse software components in a more integrated perspective.
Review of available Open Source softwares:
The objective is to maintain an inventory of available open source software with evaluations according to a set of criteria, including:
Modularity and Interface,
Type of technology,
Currently available packages:
MEDFLOSS, Medical Free/Libre and Open Source Sotware
General open source softwares:
OSOR.EU, European Open Source Repository,
Problems with the current open source softwares:
Most medical softwares are designed as packages and not as modular components as we would need. In general a package would be difficult to move to a new environment in a new country.
Most are intended to specific target groups of healthcare professionals (e.g. GP, nurses, cardiologist, epidemiologists, ...), while what we would need is a more patient centric approach.
Interoperability remain relatively poor, because collaborations are difficult as well between medical actors and as well as well between informatics developers.