Specialty Systems

The following are links to selected collaborative, 'open source' or public domain medical specialty systems, tools, projects, and organizations:
  • Cancer Biomedical Information Grid (caBIG) - National Cancer Institute innovative new health informatics solutions.
  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) Systems - A growing variety of COTS and open source CAM software products are offered by this vendor and others.   See blog on 'Open' CAM Systems.
  • Epi Info & Info Map - A set of open source software modules for epidemiologists and other public health and medical professionals used to collect and analyze epidemiologic data and generate statistics, tables, graphs, and maps.
  • NCBI Human Genome Information Resources:
    • HapMap Project  - A public resource that will help researchers find genes associated with human disease and their response to pharmaceuticals.
    • Human Genome Project & Resources - An integrated, one-stop, genomic information infrastructure consisting of databases and associated software tools for biomedical researchers from around the world.
  • GMOD Project - Open source DIY Genomics software & tools.
  • Image Guided Surgical ToolKit (IGSTK) - A high-level, component-based framework, integrated with low-level open source software libraries and application programming interfaces (API), which provides a common functionality for image-guided surgery applications.
  • OpenClinica - Open source clinical trials software for electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management (CDM).
  • Open Dental  - An open source dental practice management system and electronic dental record (EDR) system.
  • Open ISES - An open source software, tools and instructional materials for the Emergency Services Community, Emergency Response Teams, and others.
  • Open Prosthetics Project - An open source collaborative project producing useful innovations in the field of prosthetics and freely sharing the tools & designs.
  • Vision2 - Vision2 is an open source tool for ophthalmologists and other vision testing professionals.

YouTube caBIG Video

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Medical Specialties

After completing medical school, physicians usually further their medical education in a specific specialty of medicine by completing a multiple year residency to become a medical specialist.  Extensive details about more than 120 medical specialties are posted on the  Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) web site.