Month: December 2010

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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OpenMRS 1.8.0 Alpha Released!

I’m glad to announce that OpenMRS 1.8.0 alpha is now available!  you can download it  here. I’m confident that it is faster and more optimized for better performance than the prior releases in several ways, since our main focus for this release was to address the performance bottlenecks in the core application and a couple

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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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