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Debian Med drug databases

This metapackage will install free drug databases and related applications. The database can be accessed by any EMR using the application.


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Debian Med Medical data packages

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pharmaceutical drug prescription and interaction manager
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The FreeMedForms project provides a set of medical applications to help health professionals in their day-to-day practice. It is developed by an international community of medical doctors and computer specialists.

FreeDiams is a pharmaceutical drug prescription assistant which can be used to create complex prescriptions and to handle drug interactions.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: freediams-doc-en freediams-doc-fr
free extra-data for the FreeMedForms project
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The FreeMedForms project provides a set of medical applications to help health professionals in their day-to-day practice. It is developed by an international community of medical doctors and computer specialists.

This package contains the architecture independent free extra-data (like free drugs database).

Python library for parsing HL7 messages
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HL7 is a communication protocol and message format for health care data. It is the de-facto standard for transmitting data between clinical information systems and between clinical devices. The version 2.x series, which is often is a pipe delimited format is currently the most widely accepted version of HL7 (version 3.0 is an XML-based format). python-hl7 currently only parses HL7 version 2.x messages into an easy to access, list-based, data structure.

Official Debian packages with lower relevance

Sleep tracking software with a focus on monitoring CPAP treatment
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SleepyHead is a Free Software, cross platform research tool for exploring data produced by CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines, and related equipment, which are used in the treatment of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

SleepyHead supports data capable CPAP machine models from the following series:

  • ResMed S9
  • AirSense 10
  • AirCurve 10
  • Philips Respironics System One
  • Fisher & Paykel ICON & ICON+
  • DeVilbiss IntelliPAP

The software supports the full range of Contec CMS50 series of Oximeters, either standalone or synced with CPAP data (although you will need to install a separate driver for Contact equipments). It also supports ResMed and PR System One oximeter attachments and file imports from ChoiceMMed MD300W1 oximeters.

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pharmaceutical reference database
License: GPL2+
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Important note: The project seems to be dead and the domain does not exist any more. Thanks to the GNU Savannah project the code was kept for the past but there is no guarantee at all that the project is of any use.

The aim to to allow the collaborative construction of a free, peer-reviewed pharmaceutical reference.

The primary motivation is to support the gnumed project -- a free software medical information system, but it may have other uses.

It will support logging and versioning of all data, changes made by contributors can be audited and reverted if necessary. The data can be peer-reviewed by several authorities, end-users can opt to have only data which is peer-reviewed.

Drug names, indications, interactions, contra-indications, adverse reactions and side-effects are supported. Product information for multiple countries can be entered.

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