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How OpenMRS is Growing our Talent Pipeline While Solving Indicator Reporting Problems

Speak with any OpenMRS implementer, community member, or stakeholder about the challenges they face and you will probably hear about the headaches OpenMRS reporting causes and the limited availability of experienced developers. We’ve talked about the different ways we’re tackling OpenMRS reporting challenges in previous blogs and Talk posts. The question is……. What about our talent […]

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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 […]

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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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