OpenEMIS

The OpenEMIS initiative aims to deploy a high-quality Education Management Information System (EMIS) designed to collect and report data on schools, students, teachers and staff. The system was conceived by UNESCO to be a royalty-free system that can be easily customized to meet the specific needs of member countries. The OpenEMIS mission is to support UNESCO […]

Interoperability of health systems using OpenHIE

The fundamental basis of interoperability is in harmonizing the context with which information is collected in so that it’s broadly reusable to a much larger set of stakeholders. The OpenHIE architecture supports interoperability by creating a framework that maximally leverages health information standards, enables flexible implementation by country partners, and supports interchangeability of individual components. […]

iHRIS – Open Source Human Resources Information Solutions

iHRIS is simple, easy-to-use, open source software that supplies health-sector leaders with information to track, manage, and plan the health workforce. iHRIS helps countries in low-resource settings capture high-quality data on health worker numbers, skills, qualifications, locations, and more. With this information, nations can address health workforce shortages and solve other challenges across the health sector and beyond. […]

OpenLMIS

OpenLMIS is a powerful, enterprise-class, open source electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains. OpenLMIS automates the LMIS system throughout the supply chain and supports interoperability through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which allow implementers to send and receive data between Health Management Information System (HMIS) visualization software, mobile data […]

Open Health Information Exchange

Dedicated to improve the health of the underserved through open and collaborative, development and support of country driven, large scale health information sharing architectures. Enabling large scale health information interoperability Offering freely available standards-based approaches and reference technologies Supporting each other’s needs through peer technical assistance communities Source: OpenHIE

openMRS

The global OpenMRS community works together to build the world’s leading open source enterprise electronic medical record system platform The OpenMRS community is a worldwide network of volunteers from many different backgrounds including technology, health care, and international development. Together, we’re working to build the world’s largest and most flexible technology platform to support delivery […]

Rwanda trains its own developers for e-Health Programme

The Rwandan Ministry of Health, has  unveiled its first batch of software programmers who will be in charge of developing and implementing the Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS). OpenMRS is  a community-developed, open-source, enterprise electronic medical record system platform which is being implemented in Rwanda to nationally track patient-level medical information, connecting over 500 health […]

OSS: Free software – Good. Free support – Bad

Open Source Software – from the Linux operating system through a range of SQL database engines to SQL/PHP based web development /content management environments – has much to offer. There are far too many systems in Africa running unnecessarily on expensive proprietary licences that require similarly exorbitant support contracts. Open Source is being delivered in […]

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