Debian Med Project
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Summary
A Debian Pure Blend is a Debian internal project which assembles a set of packages that might help users to solve certain tasks of their work. The list on the right shows the tasks of Debian Med.

Tasks page

This is a list of the Tasks Debian Med is made of:

Biology - Debian Med micro-biology packages

This metapackage will install Debian packages related to molecular biology, structural biology and bioinformatics for use in life sciences.

Biology development - Debian Med packages for development of micro-biology applications

This metapackage will install Debian packages which might be helpful for development of applications for micro-biological research.

Next generation sequencing - Debian Med bioinformatics applications usable in Next Generation Sequencing

It aims at gettting packages which specializes in alignment of sequences produced by next generation sequencing.

Phylogeny - Debian Med phylogeny packages

This lists Debian packages related to phylogeny for use in life sciences. The purpose of this compilation of packages is to have a handy subset of from the med-bio metapackage which contains a lot more than only phylogeny related software.

Cloud - Debian Med bioinformatics applications usable in cloud computing

This metapackage will install Debian packages related to molecular biology, structural biology and bioinformatics for use in life sciences, that do not depend on graphical toolkits and therefore can fit on system images for use in cloud computing clusters, where space can be limited.

Content management - Debian Med content management systems

Here you can find software that is useful to build a content management system for medical care.

Medical data - 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.

Dental - Debian Med packages related to dental practice

This metapackage contains dependencies for a collection of software which might be helpful for dentists to manage their practice.

Epidemiology - Debian Med epidemiology related packages

This metapackage will install tools that are useful in epidemiological research. Several packages making use of the GNU R data language for statistical investigation. It might be a good idea to read the paper "A short introduction to R for Epidemiology" at http://staff.pubhealth.ku.dk/%7Ebxc/Epi/R-intro.pdf

Hospital information systems - Debian Med suggestions for Hospital Information Systems

Currently Debian Med does not yet contain any software which can be regarded as Hospital Information System. There is some Free Software out there which might be interesting targets for inclusion into Debian and so we provide a list of these projects which might be included at a later point in time provided somebody is willing to take over the packaging work.

Imaging - Debian Med imaging packages

This metapackage will install Debian packages which might be useful in medical image processing.

It installs several packages supporting DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) which is the de-facto standard for medical image management. The standard defines data structures and services for the exchange of medical images and related information. The latest release has been published in 2008 and consists of 18 parts.

For more information, you can visit the NEMA homepage http://medical.nema.org/ .

The status of the official DICOM base standard plus all the supplements and correction items are summarized at David Clunie's webpage: http://www.dclunie.com/dicom-status/status.html where you'll find direct links to the most recent yearly edition ftp://medical.nema.org/medical/dicom/2008/ .

Imaging development - Debian Med packages for medical image development

This metapackage will install Debian packages which might be useful for developing applications for medical image processing.

Laboratory - Debian Med suggestions for medical laboratories

Currently Debian Med does not yet contain any software which is specifically intended to run a medical laboratory. We just provide a list of Free Software that might be used and which might be included into Debian at a later point in time provided somebody is willing to take over the packaging work.

Oncology - Debian Med packages for oncology

This metapackage will install tools that are useful for radiation oncology.

Pharmacology - Debian Med packages for pharmaceutical research

This metapackage contains dependencies for a collection of software and documentation which is useful for pharmaceutical research.

Physics - Debian Med packages for medical physicists

This metapackage contains dependencies for a collection of software and documentation which is useful for medical physicists in radiation oncology, diagnostics imaging and related fields.

Practice - Debian Med packages for practice management

This metapackage contains dependencies for a collection of software which might be helpful for practitioners to manage their practice.

Psychology - Debian Med packages for psychology

This metapackage contains dependencies for a collection of software which might be helpful for psychological research.

Rehabilitation - Debian Med packages for rehabilitation technologies

This metapackage will install tools that are useful for rehabilitation and therapy.

Research - Debian Med packages for medical research

This metapackage will install tools that are useful for medical research.

Statistics - Debian Med statistics

This metapackage will install packages which are helpful to do statistics with a special focus on tasks in medical care.

Tools - Debian Med several tools

This metapackage will install tools for several purposes in health care. Currently it contains some simple programs for Personal Health.

Typesetting - Debian Med support for typesetting and publishing

This metapackage will install Debian packages that might be helpful for typesetting and publishing in medical care and structural biology.