[Health] GNUmed for OLPC
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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