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A study of clinically related open source software projects.

Submitted by karopka on Sat, 2019/11/23 - 11:38
TitleA study of clinically related open source software projects.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsHogarth, MA, Turner, S
JournalAMIA Annu Symp Proc
Date Published2005
KeywordsClinical Medicine, Information Dissemination, Intellectual Property, Software

Open source software development has recently gained significant interest due to several successful mainstream open source projects. This methodology has been proposed as being similarly viable and beneficial in the clinical application domain as well. However, the clinical software development venue differs significantly from the mainstream software venue. Existing clinical open source projects have not been well characterized nor formally studied so the 'fit' of open source in this domain is largely unknown. In order to better understand the open source movement in the clinical application domain, we undertook a study of existing open source clinical projects. In this study we sought to characterize and classify existing clinical open source projects and to determine metrics for their viability. This study revealed several findings which we believe could guide the healthcare community in its quest for successful open source clinical software projects.

Alternate JournalAMIA Annu Symp Proc
PubMed ID16779056
PubMed Central IDPMC1560618
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