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OpenMRS July 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Robby O’Connor

OpenMRS is thrilled to announce Robby O’Connor (@r0bby) as the Volunteer of the Month for July! We are grateful for Robby’s work and dedication to the OpenMRS community. Thank you for your commitment to OpenMRS @r0bby! About Robby O’Connor Name: Robby O’Connor OpenMRS ID: r0bby Background I have a CS degree and have been doing […]

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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. Some of this technology […]

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Woot! Monitoring and alerting for our infrastructure, powered by Datadog

I’m proud to announce we now have comprehensive monitoring and alerting for the machines running our community services, thanks to Datadog!   In order to run community services (e.g. talk, issue tracker, wiki, OpenMRS ID, Continuous Integration, test servers, etc…) we have a fleet of around 20 machines maintained by infrastructure volunteers. Until now, we’ve had […]

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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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