Open source for the medical field: A comprehensive list

If you're in the medical field and were hoping to save some money, here's a list of leading open-source projects for medical professionals.

My father is a doctor, and isn't known for his technical prowess, so perhaps this list of 100 open-source projects geared toward medical professionals won't help him. Think of all the money you could save, Dad!

Actually, this sort of software will never appeal to people like my father, but he's not the one who buys software for his clinic, anyway. It's the system integrator specializing in the medical field who need this software, and who can make great margin gains by pushing open-source medical software like MedSphere to hospitals, clinics, etc.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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