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OpenMRS Volunteer Brian Kirui Improved Implementer Documentation

A new volunteer in the OpenMRS community has proposed helpful changes and additions to improve our implementation documentation. We’re so thankful for your hard work and expertise implementing OpenMRS, Brian! About Brian Brian Kirui is a Computer Science graduate currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. […]

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The Importance of Health Information Technology in Developing Areas

Health Information Technology (Health IT) is a broad term that describes the technology and infrastructure used to record, analyze, and share patient health data. Various technologies include health record systems, including personal, paper, and electronic; personal health tools including smart devices and apps; and finally, communities to share and discuss information. The purpose of Health […]

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African Developers at Andela Committed to Improving OpenMRS’ Cohort Builder

Andela is a global software development organization with a mission for building programming capacity in Kenya and Nigeria.  They are recruiting some of the most talented developers in Africa, shaping them into technical and thought leaders, and places them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of […]

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OpenMRS Volunteer of the Month: Shreyans Sheth

OpenMRS is happy to announce that the community has selected @bholagabbar as the Volunteer of the Month for June! We are really lucky to have Shreyans Sheth working with us. Thank you for your commitment to OpenMRS @bholagabbar! About Shreyans Sheth Name: Shreyans Sheth Online Handle: bholagabbar Background I’m a Computer Science and Engineering Major at VIT […]

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How OpenMRS is Used to Fight Malaria in Endemic Areas

OpenMRS is an electronic medical record platform designed to be used in low-resource environments where malaria and many other deadly diseases are endemic such as Uganda, where malaria is the primary cause of death in children. OpenMRS is currently used in over 1,800 medical clinics in 64 countries, providing the health information technology infrastructure that […]

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