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Open Source Health Informatics

    Chair: (2011-2014)
    Mr. Thomas Karopka,
    Projektmanager ScanBalt HealthPort
    BioCon Valley® GmbH
    Walther-Rathenau-Str. 49 a, 17489 Greifswald
    Tel:+49 3834 515-303
    Email: tk[at]

    Vice chair: (2012-2015)
    Holger Schmul,
    Helmholtz Zentrum München

    German Research Center for Environmental Health
Institute for Biological and Medical Imaging

    Laboratory for Medical Information Systems (Medis)
Ingolstädter Landstr. 1, 85764 Neuherberg,
    Tel: +49 89 3187 4178 
Fax: +49 89 3187 3017
    Email: hans-holger.schmuhl[at]



    Goals & Objectives

    IMIA OS WG has been formed in 2002 with the objective to focus on educational, promotional and 'evangelistic' activities to raise awareness of open source software in health care. The primary objectives of the IMIA OS WG are to:

    • disseminate knowledge about the benefits and prospects of FLOSS in health care among IMIA members and outside of IMIA,
    • provide a neutral collaboration platform for all stakeholders in health care in respect to FLOSS,
    • to foster collaborations between FLOSS-HC projects and
    • to lower the perceived barriers to the adoption of FLOSS in health care

    Activity Report (August 2013)  (download PDF file)
    Last updated: 04 October, 2013

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