Latin American Open Source Health Informatics Meeting, Oct. 26-31, Peru

We’re very excited to announce the 1st Annual Latin American Open Source Health Informatics Meeting (IMeCA 2009) in Lima, Peru the 26-31 of October 2009.
The principal objectives of the 1st IMeCA 2009 are:

  1. Show the benefits of open source electronic medical record software and community development to empower local organizations
  2. Understand the issues and needs of health care organizations in Latin America in using such systems
  3. Strengthen networks, promote coordination of efforts between different Latin American organizations, and connect them to the already existing community in Africa
  4. Train programmers and data managers how to create systems in OpenMRS so that they can become part of the development community

IMeCA 2009 will bring together participants from around the region: decison makers in primary health care settings, policy makers, open source software developers, public health researchers, NGO and private sector representatives, health and science experts from the public sector and academic institutions. The goal is to come together to share lessons learned and build a dialogue around eHealth priorities (and new directions) for the LAC region.

The meeting is a collaboration between Partners in Health in Boston and their sister organization in Peru, Socios en Salud, the Sustainable Sciences Institute and their subsidiary office in Nicaragua, the OpenMRS and OpenROSA communities, and eHealth Systems of Chile.
For more details please go to www.informaticamedica-lac.org.

3 Responses to “Latin American Open Source Health Informatics Meeting, Oct. 26-31, Peru”

  1. Jaime December 26, 2009 16:55 #

    I had not the opportunity to go in person, but I was listening the initial part by the web, and it was really interesting, even my boss was interested in using this as start point for developing new systems for the hospital where I work… I’m not sure yet it this is the way to go to implement something like an EMR for our reality (Peru’s public hospital) but I’ll give it a try.

    Thank you for making these alternatives open to everyone.

  2. Tara Barnes May 23, 2010 06:12 #

    Well, There’s good info here. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog. 😛

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