United Nations University workshop on Open-source HMIS
Bika & GNU Health will be scrutinised by postgraduates and faculty members attending a United Nations University workshop on Open Source health management information systems (HMIS) in resource-limited settings, as part of the collaboration between the United Nations University and GNU Solidario
The workshop in Macao next week will be presented by Bika Health Foundation member, Dr. Chris Larsen (synaLinQ)
Workshop topics aim to re-position commonly encountered e-health hype in the context of least developed and developing countries, and to provide truly sustainable solutions, as exemplified by GNU Health
After analysis of key challenges, practical sessions will address real-world workflows encountered in health care facilities, and examine GNU Health's potential to interact with free and open-source laboratory information management systems, such as the Bika Health LIMS
Further problem-based sessions will work on the challenges posed by the current variety of standards in e-health, as well as appropriate hard- and software design to maximise sustainability under resource-poor conditions.
GNU Health, formerly known as 'Medical', is a free Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Hospital Information System (HIS) licensed on the GPL. It is part of GNU Solidario, a NGO that delivers education and health to emerging economies using free software
GNU Solidario at the United Nations University