Open Source - The Revolution

English - April, 2009

Open Source is a topic that everyone knows i am very fund of. This presentation addresses many of the most important topics around Free and open source software, many of them taken from the book "The Cathedral and the Bazaar".

This presentation was made for the course "Sistemas de Informação para a Saúde - 1" of the Msc in "Medical Informatics" of University of Porto.

Contents

  • Free Software
  • History of Free Software
  • The philosophy of FOSS
  • FOSS development process model
  • FOSS Vs. Proprietary Software
  • Benefits of FOSS
  • Licensing models of FOSS
  • The Linux operating system
  • FOSS Applications
  • Where do FOSS fit in the Health Care ?

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Vocabulary Sharing and Maintenance using HL7 Master File / Registry Infrastructure

English - February, 2009

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This presentation was made for the course "Medical Informatics" of the Msc in "Medical Informatics" of University of Porto.

Contents

  • Introduction
    – Communication
    – What is the problem
    – Basic concepts
    – Keywords
  • Objectives
  • Methods
    – Scientific publications
    – Standards
  • Results
    – HL7 Master Files / Registries
    – Common Terminology Services
  • Discussion
  • Further Research

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Radio Broadcast using Open Source

Portuguese - March 17, 2007

Here are some basic information regarding the foundations. What are those buzzwords? Linux, Open Source, Thick clients ... Then we move forward, presenting audio production solutions based in open source and linux. This presentation took place in Angra do Heroismo - Azores and was a real fun. The organizers were the Catholic Inspired Radio Association (ARIC).

I also had the help from my friend Ricardo Antunes that presented his achievments in professional audio production and open source systems in Radio Urbana

Contents

  • What is Open Source ?
  • What is Linux ?
  • Comparing with Microsoft Windows
  • Available computing platforms
  • Thin and thick clients
  • Administrative solutions
  • Text processing, spreadsheets, email, personal appointments and more...
  • What is Open Source ?
  • Solutions for Broadcast Radios
  • Digital audio workstation
  • Wired, Ardour and others
  • Broadcast Automation system - Rivendell
  • Continuous recording for legal purposes - Live recorder
  • A success story from Magisom

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Posted under Presentations | September 2007

PACS Systems and Information Technology in Hospital Environments

Portuguese - 2005

This presentation is based in the experience from Hospital Amato Lusitano. Here, i show you many images and diagrams where you can have a glimpse of the technologies used in this Hospital by 2005.

Contents

  • PACS – Picture Archive and Communication System
  • Why PACS
  • THE PACS System of Hospital Amato Lusitano (HAL)
  • Diagnostic procedures supporte by informatics
  • Informatics department at HAL
  • Available computing services
  • Data network, servers, computers and services
  • Futuristic overview of IT systems in the Hospital
  • Resource optimization in IT
  • IT policies, thin clients and Open Source
  • Usefull technologies for Healthcare
  • LDAP+Kerberos authentication, HL7 protocol

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Posted under Presentations | September 2007

Information Systems and Diagnostic Equipment

Portuguese - 2005

In this presentation, the informatics division in Hospital Amato Lusitano is described. there is also a description of the involvment of IT in the new methodologies of medical imaging, and workflow improvement, mainly in Emergency Room. The other medical departments are presented, where IT is having or starting to have an imporant role.

Contents

  • Informatics division in Hospital Amato Lusitano (HAL)
  • Services provided by the computer systems
  • Data network, servers, available computers, computing services
  • What is a PACS system?
  • Why a PACS system?
  • The PACS system in Hospital Amato Lusitano
  • How to view medical images? The example of emergency room
  • Diagnostic esquipment with IT support
  • Gastroenterology / Cardiology
  • Radiology
  • Ophtalmology (no yet supported)
  • Electronic Patient Record (EPR)
  • The Hospital of the Future

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Posted under Presentations | September 2007

Linux and Open Source in the Healthcare environment - Case study

Portuguese - June 2004

This presentation was prepared for an event called "Jornadas de Saúde" in Oporto and again in Lisbon. This was a result of an invitation of the organizer "Inter.face Saúde" magazine. This time

Contents

  • Characterization of the Hospital Amato Lusitano
  • HAL Informatics Division
  • The need to optimize IT resources
  • Open Source alternatives for typical applications using "Thin clients" in Linux
  • Compared costs of an Open source solution with Linux and thin clients
  • Linux servers

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Posted under Presentations | September 2007