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OMRS20: Walking Together Was the Perfect Theme

“Collaboration collaboration and collaboration would take us far and faster” Several sessions brought out multiple examples of community collaboration happening at the local, regional, and global levels. Our opening plenary’s speakers, Carol Kamasaka (Digital Health Specialist, Ministry of Health, Uganda) and Onesmus Kamau (Acting Head of the Division of Informatics, Ministry of Health, Kenya) shared […]

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OMRS20: What About Site Visits?

“Wish I could visit in person, but this was the next best visit.” The opportunity to go to a health facility and see health care providers actually using OpenMRS is usually an Implementers Meeting highlight. With this year’s virtual format, we weren’t quite sure how this could happen. NepalEHR to the rescue! Sanjay Poudel and […]

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OMRS20: A Virtual Experiment

We usually have about 175 people attend our annual OpenMRS Implementers Meetings each year. Our Global Events Team begins setting everything up with our host country team as early as March. People start making plans and bookings a few months later.  This year, the COVID-19 pandemic led us to make a change that made OMRS20 […]

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Three Ways OpenMRS is Improving OpenMRS Analytics

At OMRS18, over 150 people brainstormed ideas about how we might make reporting easier. Ideas ranged from standarding reporting requirements to analytics tools to intuitive data pipelines to exporting data to other applications. Earlier this year, several contributors began turning these ideas into reality. Here are three areas where our community is working on together […]

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Making Community-Led Quality Assurance Happen

When the QA Team embarked on their journey to strengthen our community’s QA processes and tools, one of the first things they did was identify their goals as a team:  Community-led.Sustainable and robust testing processes and framework.Foster a culture of quality assurance in developer and implementer practices.To produce high-quality OpenMRS products. It’s one thing to […]

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