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Let’s Get Together: OpenMRS Event Announcements

By | 2014-10-20T14:45:10+00:00 October 20th, 2014|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 meetings [...]

OpenMRS Book Sprinting

By | 2013-10-23T19:25:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Developer Talk, Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 joined [...]

9 Years of OpenMRS

By | 2013-02-13T15:12:34+00:00 February 13th, 2013|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 we [...]

Google Summer of Code Student Meets the OpenMRS Community

By | 2011-10-16T13:58:19+00:00 October 16th, 2011|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Summer of Code, Uncategorized|

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 OpenMRS [...]

Flowsheet Code Jam in Chennai, India

By | 2011-01-17T00:17:09+00:00 January 17th, 2011|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Join us in Washington DC!

By | 2010-11-01T05:23:18+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 as [...]

OpenMRS Developer to Speak at Portland State University Nov. 9

By | 2010-10-30T16:00:59+00:00 October 30th, 2010|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 on [...]

OpenMRS Training in Eldoret, Kenya

By | 2010-10-11T20:40:09+00:00 October 11th, 2010|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Insights From 5th Annual OpenMRS Meeting

By | 2010-09-21T11:13:38+00:00 September 21st, 2010|Categories: Events, OpenMRS Blog, Uncategorized|

John Kieti is a Database Specialist at Kenya’s National AIDS Control Council as well as a technology blogger at www.gmeltdown.com. Last week, I had this great opportunity to be a participant at the fifth annual OpenMRS implementers meeting in Cape Town. The meeting brought together implementers, developers, and the leadership of OpenMRS. The meeting was of [...]