Events

Our Collaborative Future Together: Highlights from our first Virtual Spring Community Showcase & Meeting

In early April, close to 100 people from 20 countries and over 35 organizations attended our first two-day Spring Community Showcase & Meeting.  Country-level Priorities + Implementer Challenges = OpenMRS Community Directions Being user-driven is a fundamental OpenMRS value. At the global community level, we’re listening closely to what countries and implementers have to say about

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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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Flowsheet Code Jam in Chennai, India

Here’s a shout out to our friends at ThoughtWorks. They had a code jam on the OpenMRS Flowsheet Module a few weeks ago and knocked out over half a dozen key tickets in a single day as well as making progress on others. The Flowsheet Module is being installed into OpenMRS at AMPATH in Kenya

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Join us in Washington DC!

Next week, several people from the OpenMRS community will be attending and presenting at the 2nd mHealth Summit in Washington, DC from November 8-10. If you’ll be attending, or in the Washington area, join us next Tuesday evening, November 9, starting around 8:00 PM at Eighteenth Street Lounge for an informal evening of conversation, drinks, as well

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OpenMRS Developer to Speak at Portland State University Nov. 9

Lecture: “Partners In Health: Fighting for social justice and healthcare for the poor” OpenMRS developer Darius Jazayeri will discuss his work with Partners in Health in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda and beyond WHAT: Darius Jazayeri, former Partners in Health (PIH) lead developer and project manager of medical record systems, will give a free talk at PSU

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OpenMRS Training in Eldoret, Kenya

In late August 2010, the OpenMRS community and the REACH Informatics team led a training week in Eldoret, Kenya at the facilities of the USAID-AMPATH Partnership, one of the developing world’s largest and most successful health care programs to fight HIV/AIDS. The week-long training event attracted 15 participants from Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, and Sudan

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