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Curated list of awesome open source healthcare software, libraries, tools and resources.

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Awesome Health Awesome

Curated list of awesome open source healthcare software, libraries, tools and resources. Each link has been vetted to ensure the project is active and provides value to healthcare facilities, providers, developers, policy experts, and/or research scientists.



  • Bahmni - Hospital system.
  • Cottage Med - Electronic Medical Record software designed by physicians.
  • GNU Health - Electronic Medical Record, Hospital Management, and Health Information System.
  • GNUmed - Electronic Medical Record software.
  • EHRServer - CaboLabs EHRServer
  • ERPNext - ERPNext Healthcare modules helps you manage patients, appointments, consultations and lab tests along with billing
  • EtherCIS - Enterprise Clinical Data Repository
  • FreeHealth EHR - Electronic Health Record software.
  • FreeMedForms EMR - Electronic Medical Record software.
  • HospitalRun - HospitalRun is built to provide the most modern Hospital Information System possible to the least resourced environments.
  • Hospital OS - Thai Hospital Information System.
  • HOSxP - Thai Hospital Information System that aims to ease the healthcare workflow of health centers and central hospitals.
  • LibreHealth EHR - Clinically-focused Electronic Health Record System.
  • MedinTux - French Medical Practice Management System.
  • Odoo Medical - Universal Health and Hospital Information System.
  • OpenClinic - Medical Records System.
  • OpenEMR - Electronic Health Records and Medical Practice Management application.
  • OpenEyes - Electronic Medical Record application for ophthalmology.
  • Open Hospital - Electronic Medical Record software for underprivileged rural hospitals.
  • openMAXIMS - Full Patient Administration System designed for the NHS.
  • OpenMRS - Enterprise Electronic Medical Record System platform.
  • OSCAR EMR - OSCAR McMaster Project
  • Ripple - NHS funded community led initiative towards an integrated Digital Care Record Platform.


  • FHIR - Fast Health Interoperability Resources.
  • OpenEHR - Open specification from which software can be built on.
  • Open mHealth - Open Standard For Mobile Health Data.
  • SMART on FHIR - Open standards based technology platform.
  • StandardHealthRecord - Open specification for health record format, aiming to be more precise than existing formats.
  • Continuity of Care Document - Continuity of Care Document specifications (free account required).
  • Continuity of Care Record - Specifications for the older form of CCD - sometimes called a “C32”.
  • HL7 Version 2 - Specifications for all versions of HL7v2 (free account required).
  • OHDSI OMOP Common Data Model - Standardized data model for many healthcare concepts, awesome Github presence including scripts for many major relational databases
  • Standard Health Record Collaborative - The Standard Health Record (SHR) provides a high quality, computable source of patient information by establishing a single target for health data standardization.


  • OpenEP - Suite of medicines management apps that improve the safety and efficiency of prescribing and medicines management.


  • open-eObs - Observation and clinical assessment platform that offers a real-time view of all patients across a ward.


  • 3D Slicer - Cross-platform application for analyzing, visualizing and understanding medical image data.
  • Cornerstone - An open source project with a goal to deliver a complete web based medical imaging platform.
  • dcm4che - Clinical Image and Object Management.
  • Drishti - Tomography and electron-microscopy data visualizer aimed for scientists and lay people.
  • DICOMcloud - a standalone DICOMweb server with RESTful implementation of the DICOMweb/WADO services
  • DICOM Web Viewer - JavaScript/HTML5-based DICOM viewer with standard tools and a focus on supporting various screen sizes.
  • Fiji - Fiji Is Just ImageJ: an open-source platform for biological-image analysis.
  • GIMIAS - Extensible image computing and simulation software with an emphasis on specific workflows.
  • Horos - Medical image viewer.
  • InVesalius - 3 dimensional image reconstructor from 2 dimensional samples.
  • ITK - Toolkit used for the development of image segmentation and image registration programs with leading-edge algorithms in 2 and 3 dimensions.
  • ITK-SNAP - Interactive software for 3 dimensional image navigation, annotation, and automatic segmentation with an emphasis on user-friendliness.
  • LibreHealth Radiology - Customized version of LibreHealth Toolkit with additional tools for radiology and imaging professionals.
  • OHIF - OHIF zero-footprint DICOM viewer and oncology specific Lesion Tracker
  • OpenREM - Radiation Exposure Monitoring for physicists.
  • Orthanc - Lightweight DICOM server for healthcare and medical research.
  • Papaya - Pure JavaScript medical research image viewer.
  • VTK - 3 dimensional visualization toolkit supporting a variety of algorithms and modeling techniques.



  • OpenELIS - Laboratory Information System for Global Health.
  • SENAITE - Laboratory Information Management System.


  • API Server - FHIR Server to support patient and clinician-facing apps.
  • CareKit - CareKit is an open source software framework for creating apps that help people better understand and manage their health.
  • Clinical Meteor project - Meteor for FDA, HIPPA, and HL7 compliant applications.
  • FHIRBase - Storage based on the FHIR Standard.
  • FHIR Server for Azure - A .NET Core implementation of the FHIR standard.
  • IBM FHIR Server - modular Java implementation of version 4 of the HL7 FHIR specification.
  • Intervention Engine FHIR Server - Generic FHIR server implementation in GoLang.
  • Opal - Framework for building clinical applications.
  • ResearchKit - Software framework that makes it easy to create apps for medical research or for other research projects.
  • Spark - Public domain FHIR server developed in C#.
  • Swift-SMART - Swift SMART on FHIR framework for iOS and OS X.


  • Archie - OpenEHR Library written in Java
  • Asymmetrik FHIR API Server - A Secure Rest implementation for the HL7 FHIR Specification
  • DCMTK - DICOM Toolkit
  • dicom - High Performance DICOM Medical Image Parser in Go
  • Evil-DICOM - A C# DICOM Library
  • Fellow Oak DICOM - DICOM for .NET, .NET Core, Universal Windows, Android, iOS, Mono and Unity
  • FHIR .NET API - The official .NET API for HL7 FHIR.
  • fhir.js - JavaScript client for FHIR.
  • FHIR protocol buffers - a Google implementation of protocol buffers for FHIR.
  • HAPI FHIR - Java API for HL7 FHIR Clients and Servers.
  • Hearth - A fast FHIR-compliant server focused on longitudinal data stores.
  • Health data standards - Ruby library for generating and consuming various healthcare related formats. These include HITSP C32, QRDA Category I, and QRDA Category III.
  • MITK - The Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit.
  • Node HL7 - Node module that is bridged with the Java Hapi HL7 library.
  • Node-hl7-parser - Open source version of Redox’s HL7 v2 to schema-fied JSON parser.
  • php-fhir - Tools for creating PHP classes from the HL7 FHIR Specification
  • pynetdicom - A Python implementation of the DICOM networking protocol
  • Python HL7 - Simple library for parsing messages of HL7 version 2.x into Python objects.
  • Python SMART on FHIR client - Flexible Python client for FHIR servers supporting the SMART on FHIR protocol
  • Ruby FHIR - FHIR client implementation in Ruby.
  • Ruby HL7 - Ruby HL7 library.



  • Tidepool - Data platform to reduce the burden of Type 1 Diabetes.
  • HealthLocker - Elixir-based personal health record.


  • i2b2 - Research data warehouse.
  • LabKey Server - Platform for Translational Research.



  • echOpen - Low-cost (affordable) echo-stethoscope.
  • Gluco - Glucometer.
  • Murgen - Ultrasound imaging development kit.
  • OpenAPS - The Open Artificial Pancreas System project is an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic Artificial Pancreas System.


  • ADAM - Genomics analysis platform.
  • Bcbio - Validated, scalable, community developed variant calling, RNA-seq and small RNA analysis.
  • Galaxy - Open web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research.
  • Wregex - Amino acid motif searching software with optional Position-Specific Scoring Matrix.


  • Caisis - Oncology research software with a Patient Data Management System.
  • Cedar - Open source tool for testing the strength of Electronic Clinical Quality Measure
  • cTAKES - Natural Language Processing System for extraction of information from Electronic Medical Record clinical free-text.
  • DHIS - District Health Management Information System and data warehouse.
  • IHRIS - Health Information System for management of human resources for health.
  • Inferno - Open source tool that tests whether patients can access their health data through a standard interface
  • Snow Owl - Highly scalable, open source terminology server with revision-control capabilities and collaborative authoring platform features.
  • Synthea Patient Generator - Synthetic patient generator that models the medical history of synthetic patients.



Machine learning


Asset Management

  • Tapirx - Networked medical device discovery and identification.


  • ID3C - Data logistics system enabling real-time genomic epidemiology.
  • OpenLMIS - Open source, web-based, electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) software purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains
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