Collaborative Care Team in Open Source

  • Etienne Saliez - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Thomas Karopka - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Monika Hubler - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Members and Contacts

    • List of Members and some contributors
    • New partners are invited to join: Rather than developing applications in isolation, consider to participate in a community sharing experience and Open Source modules.

Mission Statement

  • Medical collaborations:

    • Support of collaboration between the care providers in charge of a common patient, across Internet.
    • A problem solving approach: maintenance of an up to date overview of the patient "Problem List", with links to the secondary details explaining why a problem has been identified and which actions haven been started.
    • An iterative care process from "What is known up to now" and "What to do next".
    • Education by means of contextual training: on the occasion of the encountered problems provide explanations and references to more fundamental knowledge.
    • Role Based Access Control based on the care team, known and accepted by the patient.
    • The possibility to extract anonymous data for statistical studies.
  • Informatics collaborations:

    • Sharing technical know-how about softwares and telecommunications, including all source code and documentation, i.e. an "Open Source" approach.
    • Facilitation of the reuse of software components, in the public domain.
    • Initial focus on the most common requirements in most care situations. To be incremented step by step to more specific features in function of particular diseases and medical specialties.
    • Distributed developments across an international Open Source community.
    • Coordination of professional support services at regional level.

What to do

How to achieve it

Current projects

  • Operational IPATH network

    • Telemedicine platform providing medical advices on images, operational in developing countries since 2002. Isolated health centers send pathology images and get second opinion from pathology experts across the Internet.
  • IMMM, Interactive Medical Mind Maps

    • Better understanding between patient Care Team members, in front of a common graph showing the relations between Observations, Health Issues and Actions.

    • Database of medical software components, available as Open Source in the public domain. Promotion of sharing Open Source components and integration.
  • PBTL, Problem Based Tele-Learning in Open Source:

    • Tele-training for junior doctors, medical students, nurses, etc... under supervision of a coach. Making health education available and affordable in remote regions.
  • Open Source support services

    • How to manage the support services, which are necessary in order to maintain the system operational and sutainable.
  • .....


  • Med-e-Tel, ISfTeH's annual conference on 11-13 April 2018 in Luxembourg

    • Open Source Village:
      • Join the "Open Source village", a booth in the hall and networking area, during the 3 days. Demonstrations of telemedicine application and informal discussions with visitors.
      • Bring posters and demos about your Open Source projects. Contact the Working Group coordinators for participation in this Open Source Village.
    • Open Source Conference Session:
      • Call for papers presenting medical softwares in Open Source, particularly softwares which can be shared with others. As well description of which Open Source modules you would like to find on Internet.
    • A list of topics is in preparation. Open Source issues will be discussed, one at a time. The topics will include issues like medical model, shared developments, maintenance, support services, sustainable development, resources. Let us know what you see as the most critical questions to be discussed during the Medetel and solutions you would like to recommend.

Call for participation in the Open Source Working Group

  • Stay informed and participate in discussions. Your questions and suggestions are very welcome, particularly about your requirements and dreams which could potentially be shared with other users.
  • Send a summary of your coordinates, your topics of interest and how you would like to contribute to the activities of the Open Source Working group, at the medical or informatics side.
  • Free access to discussions but invitation to membership of this Open Source Working Group.
  • Donations to the ISfTeH Open Source Working Group are very welcome.
  • Contact: Etienne Saliez and Thomas Karopka.

(Version 18 Aug 2017)