[Health] Fwd: Health OLPC
arjun at laptop.org
Sun Aug 31 13:05:25 EDT 2008
I apologize for the lack of my time on replying and getting involved
such great people.
Anyone who is interested may please reply to Jason.
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From: Jason Grey Faulkenberry <jgfaulkenberry at gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 6:26 PM
Subject: Health OLPC
To: arjun at laptop.org
My name is Grey Faulkenberry and I am part of a group called Global
Brigades. We are a non-profit organization that began in Honduras,
and now also have projects in Ghana, India, and Panama. We do a
number of types of projects including business brigades and
microloans, water brigades with various purification projects, and
numerous health projects including chimneys and latrines.
I am personally involved primarily with our medical brigade
program, and will be it's director next year. I am writing because I
am interested in purchasing some XO laptops later this year in the buy
one get one opportunity. I wrote to the main website and they
directed me to talk to you about what you have done and accomplished.
I also wanted to see if there were opportunities where I might be able
to help with your project. Finally, I was wondering if you know of
anyone that successfully setup an electronic medical record on an XO
laptop. I saw that a number of people were using VistA. This is
great, but I was wondering if anyone has tried OpenMRS. It's an
electronic medical record, but is a free open-source program. Its
website is http://openmrs.org/wiki/OpenMRS. I think this could have
some advantages over VistA. It is already being used in multiple
developing countries for many purposes and it is based on a data model
with a concept dictionary, allowing it to be growable. It was started
by Paul Farmer, known at least in the medical circle, as the "Father
of International Medicine."
Again, I just wanted to get in touch, because I hope to be able to
use some of your projects in the future. Let me know if there's anyway
I can help out.
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