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IRD Showcases OpenMRS for MDR-TB

Today during our weekly OpenMRS Implementers Forum, Ali Habib, Director of Informatics for Interactive Research and Development (IRD), gave a demo on IRD’s use of the MDR-TB module. According to Ali, “Tajikistan has one of the highest rates of MDR-TB in the world, and there was a need for improved data collection and management for […]

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Joaquín Blaya Elected as the First Community Board Member for OpenMRS

During September and October 2010, the OpenMRS community nominated individuals to serve for and represent the community on the new, not-for-profit organization’s board of directors.  From 29 November to 12 December 2010, an open election was conducted to elect one member from the group of nominees. We are pleased to announce that Joaquín Blaya has […]

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Open Source Health Information Business Ecosystems in Resource-Poor Environments

This article by Dawn Smith about OpenMRS was originally posted in the December 2010 issue of Open Source Business Resource (OSBR), which focuses on Humanitarian Open Source projects. Healthcare is a distinctly information-centric business. The care environments that effectively capture, process, and re-use clinical information are typically more efficient and produce better healthcare outcomes. These functions are […]

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Action Needed – Voting is Open for the OpenMRS 2010 Community Board Member Position

To the OpenMRS Community: At the 2010 Implementers Meeting in Cape Town, Paul Biondich announced the transition of OpenMRS into a non-profit organization. A vital element to establish the organization is to form the Board of Directors. The Board will provide guidance for the organization and ensure that we adhere to the mission, vision, and […]

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OpenMRS Welcomes Newest Team Members

The OpenMRS team welcomes its newest members at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, and at Jembi, a non-profit organization in South Africa: Michael Downey is a systems administrator focusing on the OpenMRS community infrastructure. Michael will work with the Indiana University and Regenstrief teams on the annual work plan and offer his expertise […]

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