[Health] GNUmed for OLPC

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sun May 4 06:27:08 EDT 2008

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 3:10 AM, Sebastian Hilbert
<sebastian.hilbert at gmx.net> wrote:
> 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.

We have some hope of getting over that nonsense in the next few years,
but we aren't holding our breaths.

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

If there is a Red Hat package for it, you should have no trouble doing
a yum install on an XO. People on the devel list, notable Albert
Cahalan, can help you get it Sugarized. I see the Ubuntu
(Debian-style) packages in their repository.

>  Take care,
>  --
> Sebastian Hilbert
>  Leipzig / Germany
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