Software & Information Technology (IT)

Major 'open source' and public domain health information technologies (IT), software suites, and/or applications that have a vibrant support community composed of developers, users, vendors, etc.

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CAV Systems


Established in 1979, CAV Systems Ltd is a leading Israeli software company, engaged in development and deployment of enterprise applications - ERP, banking, and tourism. CAV Systems today has a staff of over 80 people of which more than half are IT professionals. The company has always striven to use cutting edge, open standards, and for over a decade has been a pioneer in adopting web architecture and Java technology.

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CDC Widgets & Gadgets

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) now provides a wide range of public domain widgets & gadgets for use on your computer systems or web sites. Once installed, there's no technical maintenance and will update content automatically. Adding a CDC widget to a web site means provides you with a wide range of up-to-date, credible health and safety content. Read More »


CKAN is one of the world’s leading open-source data portal platforms. CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.


ClearCanvas offers a suite of innovative commercial and open source medical imaging IT software applications. The following modules are currently available: ClearCanvas Workstation; ClearCanvas ImageServer; ClearCanvas RIS; ClearCanvas SDK. Their goal is to make medical imaging informatics solutions more accessible to all. ClearCanvas is based in Toronto, Canada. Read More »


ClearHealth consists of a comprehensive web-based 'open source' practice management and an electronic health record (EHR) system called Web VistA, based on the Veterans Health Administration VistA system.

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ClearMedica's philosophy is that physicians should have complete ownership and control of both their EMR applications, and their clinical data, with the freedom to switch vendors and support providers with minimal effort should the need arise. Read More »


ClinCapture is the only validated electronic data capture software, available for free. As a leading cloud-based eClinical software, ClinCapture empowers CROs, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device companies to build their studies themselves, lower their clinical trials costs and streamline their data capture processes. ClinCapture is headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

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Cloud Foundry

Cloud Foundry is an open platform as a service initiated by VMware, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services.Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. It is an open source project and is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances.


CloudVistA is an Internet-optimized Electronic Health Record (EHR) that utilizes technology developed by the U.S. Read More »

Collaborative Software Initiative

Collaborative Software Initiative built and delivers the TriSano™ family of products. TriSano is an integrated surveillance and outbreak management web application for infectious disease, environmental hazards, and bioterrorism attacks.

Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)

The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) is the FBI criminal justice DNA databases and associated tools used in support of the government's criminal justice system. CODIS was designed to compare a target DNA record or genomic information against the DNA records collected and contained in the FBI's database. Read More »

Community Health Information Tracking (CHIT) System

The Community Health Information Tracking System (CHITS), a free and open source software electronic health record (EHR) system for local government health centers in the Philippines. CHITS was created by Dr. Herman Tolentino through a grant from the International Development Research Centre of Canada. Since 2004, CHITS has been expanding to rural health units around the country. Read More »

Composite Health Care System (CHCS)

Composite Health Care System (CHCS) -  is a comprehensive medical informatics system designed, developed and deployed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for use by all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military health care facilities. CHCS shares its original codebase with the VA VistA system. However, since its inception it has been customized to meet the unique needs of the military healthcare system. See Read More »


CONNECT is an open source software solution and community that promotes IT interoperability and connectivity in the U.S. health care system. CONNECT enables secure electronic health information exchange (HIE) among healthcare providers, insurers, government agencies and consumer services. Read More »

Cottage Med

Cottage Med is an 'open source' electronic health record (EHR) system for small clinical practices. It is designed for PC, Apple and Linux environments. It uses templates that interact with the FileMaker database management program. CottageMed is a flexible, ruggedly dependable and HIPAA-secure system that can be implemented using your existing computer hardware... Read More »