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What’s Going On? Over 40 million people in developing countries are infected with diseases such as HIV/AIDS, multi-drug–resistant tuberculosis, and malaria. Outbreaks of Ebola and other viruses could threaten tens of millions more. The immense threats to global health equity require simple, easy to use, and cost effective healthcare systems and health IT. How is […]

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Neno EMR / Lisungwi EMR

Supporting Rural Health in Neno District

Malawi with OpenMRS Since 1987, Partners In Health (PIH), an international NGO headquartered in Boston, has been working with Ministries of Health in 10 countries to provide high-quality, comprehensive, community-based health care—“a preferential option for the poor in the hardest to reach areas. Known in Malawi as Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU), PIH was invited […]

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OpenMRS-Ebola Electronic Health Record System used in Sierra Leone

The prestigious, open access, Journal of Medical Internet Research recently published a study looking at the effectiveness of OpenMRS’ use during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The article highlights the work of a team who developed new user-interface components for OpenMRS and rapidly deployed the system in an Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in […]

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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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OpenMRS used in Uganda

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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