Medical Life Guard


MEDILIG – Medical Life Guard: An Electronic Health Record (EHR) / Electronic Medical Record (EMR) cross-platform software for the design, implementation, and use of autonomous, open, database models for multilingual medical knowledge management systems from primary care to continuing care.

At A Glance

Fully tested, fully operational open-platform EHR/EMR software for health professionals and IT developers. The main feature of the project is the extensive continuous health care record schema of the database built into popular and robust relational database management systems, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL server, with multilingual, international health coding standards. Create entry forms, catalogues, and reports with a minimal effort from rapid application development environments such as Microsoft Office – Access and OpenOffice – Base. Connect to web hosting services and/or use email to exchange and share medical information with others.

Target Group

MEDILIG can be easily adopted to the workflow of a clinic or the practise of a physician. It may also customised as a personal health record to include all the data from patient encounters.

Clinical Features

  • Supports the management of patient’s administrative and clinical data including:
    • admissions
    • visits
    • demographics
    • history
    • operations
    • labs
    • imaging
    • medical transcription
    • multimedia documents
  • Fully tested and operational on the neurosurgery domain with a lot of data

Technical Features

  • It can be tailored quickly to cover precisely the needs of any medical specialty or physician
  • It can be linked easily to other databases
  • An extensive database schema for continuous health care that follow standard clinical practice terms with an easy nomenclature for developers
  • Complete separation of the database schema from the presentation layer, independent development of the database layer
  • Visualization of MEDILIG schema as an ontology in Protege or as a graph in DBVisualizer
  • Multilingual look-up tables with international health care coding standards (ICD10, OPCS44, NHS, LOINC, SNOMED) for the encoding of information
  • Microsoft Technology platform version based on popular SQL Server and Access products
  • Linux open software platform version based on MySQL Server and OpenOffice Base products
  • Truly rapid application development thanks to the powerful integrated environment of SQL Server – Access and/or MySQL – OpenOffice
  • No coding for creation of catalogues, reports, entry forms and navigation through them
  • Secure and easy database administration with Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL server


  • MEDILIG is open software therefore it has all the advantages of open software such as non-exclusive support from a community of technical users and developers. HEALIS is coordinating MEDILIG support, development and dissemination of information to the users
  • MEDILIG is distributed freely without any charge
  • MEDILIG is a collaborative software tool and it can be part of a collaborative software platform for health professionals
  • MEDILIG is ideal for research and education thanks to the open database architecture
  • MEDILIG maintenance is a relatively easy task and can be automated for the non-expert, non-technical user

Screen Captures

This is a screen capture gallery of MEDILIG EHR/EMR.


The full documentation of the project can be accessed on this post.


NeuroHEALIS was the precursor of MEDILIG, a health information system that was developed for the Department of Neurosurgery in the University of Athens situated at “Evangelismos” General Hospital. NeuroHEALIS was fully operational during the period from 2006 to 2009 with several publications, presentations and pilot studies that were based on its use.

Publications & Presentations

In English

In Greek




MEDILIG - Medical Life Guard
Fully tested, fully operational open-platform EHR/EMR software for health professionals and IT developers.

Open Data vs Open Source Software
Why do you apply two licenses ODbL and GPL for the MEDILIG project ?
This is a summary from a post that I wrote for Open Knowledge Foundation discussion list

Healthcare Software on Proprietary OS
Free educational and healthcare software on proprietary operating systems
Extract from a post to gnusolidario forum of Luis Falcon discussing MEDILIG software licenses

MEDILIG - Medical Life Guard
Fully tested, fully operational open-platform EHR/EMR software for health professionals and IT developers.


A Neurosurgical Health Information System for Integration of Clinical Research and Clinical Care - ICICTH Conference, Samos

Demonstration and presentation of a Neurosurgical Health Information System

A Modern Neuro-Surgical Operating Room at Evangelismos General Hospital
Data Mining in BioMedicine Conference - Athens Information Technology (AIT), Paiania, Athens

Ειδική Βάση Σπαστικότητας
Διαχείρηση εξειδικευμένης βάσης δεδομένων για την σπαστικότητα με διαγράμματα προόδου

Architecture and Subsystems
EHR/EMR and Special Databases of Spasticity, Parkinson and Dystonia


Advanced Training Courses in Neurosurgery
Stereotactic Techniques and DBS - Neurosurgical Navigation
Based on the modern operating room at "Evangelismos" General Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery organized two advanced training courses in the year 2008, "Stereotactic Techniques and Deep Brain Stimulation" and "Computer-guided Neurosurgical Navigation" to train European neurosurgeons. The minister of public health Dimitris Avramopoulos congratulated Prof. Sakas and his team for the successful outcome of their efforts.

Η Συμβολή των Πολυμέσων στην Νευροχειρουργική Εκπαίδευση
22o Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Νευροχειρουργικής
Ελεύθερη Ανακοίνωση στο 22ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο της Ελληνικής Νευροχειρουργικής Εταιρείας - Ξενοδοχείο Αστέρας Βουλιαγμένης, Αθήνα


Οι Νέες Τεχνολογίες στην Υπηρεσία των Ελλήνων Νευροχειρουργών

Άρθρο της Θεοδώρας Τσώλη στο ΒΗΜΑ την Παρασκευή 30 Νοεμβρίου του 2007 - Αποσπάσματα αναφορικά με τη λειτουργία του Ηλεκτρονικού Φακέλου Ασθενούς και των ειδικών Βάσεων Δεδομένων για νευρολογικές παθήσεις στην Νευροχειρουργική κλινική του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών στο θεραπευτήριο "Ο Ευαγγελισμός"

Η Συμβολή της Ιατρικής Πληροφορικής στην Νευροχειρουργική
21o Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο Νευροχειρουργικής
Ελεύθερη Ανακοίνωση στο 21ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο της Ελληνικής Νευροχειρουργικής Εταιρείας - Ξενοδοχείο Sofitel Capsis, Ρόδος