As you might know Medfloss.org (formerly medfoss.apfelkraut.org) tries to provide a comprehensive and structured overview of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects for the health care domain.
After the initial launch 6 months ago it recently welcomed the 200th project in its repository: the GPL-licensed iDART software – iDART is the abbreviation of “Intelligent Dispensing of Antiretroviral Treatment” and according to its authors addresses many of the challenges faced by public ART dispensing pharmacies in developing countries.
Starting with originally just 120 projects, the medfloss.org database currently holds:
- 206 medical FLOSS projects that can be browsed by application type, enterprise function, standard and additional categories.
- 63 companies and other institutions that are offering professional service for specific FLOSS projects
- 83 references to scientific publications about the utilization of FLOSS in health care
- detailed overview of past and future FLOSS events like the Med-e-Tel 2010 FLOSS-HC track or OSCON Health IT track 2010
… and much more useful information.
My cordial thanks goes to all the contributors that already made and hopefully will continue to make use of the open content concept by revising/extending existing information or adding new content!
For more information about the site and its objectives please refer to the mission statement or these slides. Beside amendments to the actual content I also highly appreciate any general feedback about the site, offered functionality and shortcomings of it.