[Health] GNUmed for OLPC

Sebastian Hilbert sebastian.hilbert at gmx.net
Sun May 4 06:10:22 EDT 2008

On Sonntag 04 Mai 2008, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> >  I am a doctor by profession and medical
> >  software developer by choice. I am involved with the GNUmed medical
> > record software. I am wondering if you see any use in tests of this
> > software in OLPC environments.
> One question is whether we can integrate GNUmed with the telemedicine
> kits that some of us and other developers are working on. There is a
> project in Google Summer of Code to use Measure for recording data
> from a low-cost EKG device.
Where can I find more information on that ?

> We have contacts with a number of other Open Source health care
> software providers. You can find many of them on the SCALE web site at
> http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale6x/conference-info/schedules/. Some
> of the presentation videos are now available from there.

I have followed the community for some time. GNUmed is largely absent from the 
radar as it has no billing component and therefore not large userbase. It is 
however an EMR and not aimed at large clinics. 

As we are Germany based there has not been any attempt to add US specific 
features such as billing.

For the time being I will test if GNUmed runs on the OLPC but if that makes 
sense would be up to local deployers.

Take care,

Sebastian Hilbert 
Leipzig / Germany
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