Chair: (2014-2017)
Mr. Thomas Karopka,
Projektmanager ScanBalt HealthPort
BioCon Valley® GmbH
Walther-Rathenau-Str. 49 a, 17489 Greifswald
Tel:+49 3834 515-303

Vice chair: (2014-2017)
Shinji Kobayashi
Senior Lecturer of EHR Research,
Kyoto University,

Goals & Objectives

IMIA OS WG has been formed in 2002 with the objective to focus on educational, promotional and ‘evangelistic’ activities to raise awareness of open source software in health care. The primary objectives of the IMIA OS WG are to:

  • disseminate knowledge about the benefits and prospects of FLOSS in health care among IMIA members and outside of IMIA,
  • provide a neutral collaboration platform for all stakeholders in health care in respect to FLOSS,
  • to foster collaborations between FLOSS-HC projects and
  • to lower the perceived barriers to the adoption of FLOSS in health care

Activity Report (August 2013)  (download PDF file)