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Announcing OMRS18!

  On behalf of the entire OpenMRS community, we are thrilled to announce the 2018 OpenMRS Implementers’ Conference (#OMRS18) will be hosted in  Nairobi  Kenya, in association with HELINA 2018 (#HELINA2018), the biannual meeting of the Pan-African Health Informatics Association.  Our hosts, the Kenya Ministry of Health, the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA – www.kehia.org) […]

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Let’s Get Together: OpenMRS Event Announcements

In 2006, a small group of OpenMRS implementers gathered outside Cape Town, South Africa, to share some of their early work using the platform to improve health care delivery in their respective countries. Since then, groups of implementers have hosted the community in other places around the world, including Rwanda, Philippines, and Kenya. These face-to-face […]

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OpenMRS Book Sprinting

Today there exists three books that did not exist a week ago. That’s the result of a good book sprint. The Google Summer of Code Doc Camp provided an opportunity for open source projects to each write a book better documenting their software with the help of a few “free-agent” documentation specialists. This year, OpenMRS […]

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9 Years of OpenMRS

In 2004, work began to build OpenMRS at the AMPATH program Western Kenya. The system would later be switched on in the year 2006 as OpenMRS evolved from a solution at a single clinic to a worldwide collaboration. As we grew, we found that the best ideas come from people with different backgrounds and talents, so […]

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Google Summer of Code Student Meets the OpenMRS Community

Recently, I had the rare privilege of attending the annual implementers conference of OpenMRS, my Google Summer of Code (GSoC) mentoring organization. Thanks largely to the conference sponsorship by Google, OpenMRS was able to fund my week-long visit to Kigali, Rwanda. I travelled over 4,500 miles to Rwanda, and spent a week meeting with core […]

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