APELON VOCABULARY SERVER NOW OPEN SOURCE
Commercial Terminology Software Available on
Ridgefield, CT -- May 2, 2007 – Apelon, a leading provider
of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that it
has placed its Distributed Terminology System (DTS) software in SourceForge as
an open source project. The SourceForge link is http://sourceforge.net/projects/apelon-dts/
DTS assists in the management, integration, and deployment of structured
biomedical terminology. It has the broadest installed user base of any such
software, and is part of applications that include clinical data repositories,
EMR systems, public health programs, decision support, guideline authoring,
and interface engines.
"Apelon first licensed DTS as a commercial product seven years ago, and has
continuously improved it through several major releases," said Stephen Coady,
Apelon President and CEO. "But semantic interoperability and health
information exchange are progressing disappointingly slowly. Open sourcing DTS
makes the tools that have been used in many of the world's major terminology
projects available to a broader range of organizations and entities."
Apelon believes that the presence of DTS on SourceForge has the potential
to rapidly put the clinical terminology community significantly ahead of where
it is now. DTS' tools for terminology browsing, editing and formal
classification are unique in the industry and Apelon expects that their
broader availability will accelerate the adoption of standards in clinical
Apelon will continue to offer content and support services for DTS. For
further information on open source DTS see FAQ.
Apelon helps leading healthcare enterprises, life sciences
organizations and government agencies improve the quality, comparability and
accessibility of their information. Apelon offers solutions and professional
services for terminology development, management, mapping and deployment.
Visit www.Apelon.com for additional