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:
- Show the benefits of open source electronic medical record software and community development to empower local organizations
- Understand the issues and needs of health care organizations in Latin America in using such systems
- Strengthen networks, promote coordination of efforts between different Latin American organizations, and connect them to the already existing community in Africa
- 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.