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Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
Using Open Source Software For Public Health Kass-Hout Di Tada
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    • 1. Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS Nicolás di Tada October 2008 Using Open-Source Software for Public Health
    • 2. OPEN SOURCE AND FREE SOFTWARE
      • “ Open Source” was coined to avoid the confusion with economic context
      • Emphasis is on freedom to use, modify and distribute the source code
      • Open Source does not mean free
      • “ Free” refers to no cost and the freedom to use the software
      • There are several license models
    • 3. LICENSE MODELS
    • 4. BUSINESS MODEL
      • Where does a commercial company fit here?
      • Build and tie together several open source packages
      • Provide tested open source solutions and customer support
    • 5. OPEN SOURCE BENEFITS
    • 6. OPEN SOURCE CHALLENGES
      • May lack a complete documentation
      • No risk but reputation in releasing a product that is not production ready
      • No support contract and the creator has no obligation to provide any support
      • The project might get abandoned
    • 7. WHAT TO LOOK FOR?
      • Commercial companies giving implementations, consulting and support
      • Community activity
      • Project history and reputation
      • Success stories
      • Documentation
    • 8. OPEN SOURCE SAMPLE APPLICATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
    • 9. BIOCASTER
      • A collaborative research project
      • Infectious diseases and chemicals detection and tracking
      • Feature extraction
      • Open source and multi-lingual taxonomy (version 2.0 released)
      • KML files available for use in Google Earth
      • New links to GoPubMed
      http://biocaster.nii.ac.jp
    • 10. TRANSTAT
      • Test for the presence of human-to-human transmission (or animal-to-animal in veterinary settings)
      • Estimate epidemiologic characteristics of the disease
      https://www.epimodels.org/midas/transtat.do
    • 11. MIRTH: HL7 INTERFACE
      • Platform neutral
      • Evolving GUI interface
      • Bidirectional messaging
      • Remote configuration
      • Mirth hardware solutions (Pico, Appliances)
      • Uses open source a light-weight messaging framework (Mule)
      http://www.mirth.org
    • 12. INSTEDD: RIFF AND RNA
      • Riff: Collaboration platform
      • RNA: Human collaboration and machine learning for early disease detection and prediction
      http://riff.instedd.org
    • 13. WEKA
      • A collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining in Java
      • Tools for data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, and visualization
      http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/~ml/weka
    • 14. PENTAHO
      • Reporting, analysis, dashboard, data mining and workflow.
      http://www.pentaho.com
    • 15. CABIG™: NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS GRID
      • A model for large scale collaborative development
      • All new projects must be open access and open source
      • Compatibility Guidelines (Legacy, Bronze, Silver and Gold) assure that applications meet minimum interoperability requirements.
      • Shared data standards repository, sharing and reusing of object classes for applications across the grid. Large suite of applications in development
      https://cabig.nci.nih.gov
    • 16. SAHANA DISASTER MANAGEMENT
      • Sahana = “relief” in Sinhalese
      • Person registry
      • GIS Mapping
      • Event communications
      • Some support provided by Google’s open source initiative
      http://cvs.opensource.lk/index.php
    • 17. Q&A
    • 18. THANK YOU!
      • Taha Kass-Hout, MD, MS
      • http://www.instedd.org
      • [email_address]
      • http://taha.instedd.org
      • Nicolás di Tada
      • http://www.manas.com.ar
      • [email_address]
      • http://weblogs.manas.com.ar/ndt/
    • 19. REFERENCES
      • Open Source License References
        • http://www.opensource.org/licenses
        • http://openacs.org/about/licensing/open-source-licensing
      • Open Source References
        • http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/open-source-life-how-the-open-movement-will-change-everything.html
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_source
        • http://www.opensource.org/  
      • Open Source and Public Health References
        • Open Source Development for Public Health: A Primer with Examples of Existing Enterprise Ready Open Source Applications in Turner (2006)
        • http://www.ibiblio.org/pjones/wiki/index.php/Open_Source_Software_for_Public_Health
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open_source_healthcare_software
        • http://www.epha.org/a/320
        • A Quick Survey of Open Source Software for Public Health Organizations in Mirabito and Kass-Hout (2007)

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