Top Open source Medical software programs for doctors and healthcare

Open source softwares for medical professionals and healthcare industry.

There are a host of applications and softwares for doctors, hospital employees and all those involved in the medical field. Here is the list of few open source softwares for medical professionals - 

Electronic health recording software:

Managing patient records is a major task for any medical practitioner/hospital, not just because for financial reasons, but also for obtaining ready access to the medical history of patients. Managed patient records also make it easy to
identify any trends in diseases among the population.

1. OpenEMR (www.oemr.org) :




OpenEMR is a Free and Open Source software. It serves various purposes like
keeping and maintaining Electronic Medical Records, prescription writing
and medical billing for Unix-like systems (Linux, UNIX, and BSD
systems), Microsoft systems, Mac OS X and other platforms. OpenEMR is a
"LAMP" type of web based software application that uses a web server
such as Apache, MySQL as the database and PHP as its programming
language.

Some of its features are:

      1. Free online support

      2. Patient appointment notification via email and SMS

      3. Restricting appointments based on type

      4. Electronic digital document management

      5. Voice recognition ready (MS Windows Operating Systems)

2. FreeMed
(http://freemedsoftware.org/






FreeMED is an opensource electronic medical record system based on Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. FreeMED stores and represents its medical data as a group of "modules", which consist of a database model and a user interface. Each of the disparate modules are then virtually connected together by means of
relational database table fields referencing other modules and basic
patient demographics. This allows FreeMED to add and remove core
database functionality by adding and removing modules without having to
reprogram its interface.

3.AMIDE (http://amide.sourceforge.net/) :






AMIDE is a medical Imaging Data Examiner. It can handle any medical image file formats such as DICOM, which is the standard format for radiology images created from X-ray, MRI and CAT scans. AMIDE is a competely free tool for viewing, analyzing, and registering volumetric medical imaging data sets. It's been written on top of GTK+, and runs on any system that supports this toolkit (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, etc.) It can import most clinical DICOM files (using the DCMTK library). It supports 3-dimensional ROIs to be drawn directly on the images. Statistics can be generated for these ROIs. Currently supported ROIs are ellipsoids, elliptic cylinder's, boxes, and isocontours.

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