[Health] GNUmed for OLPC
sebastian.hilbert at gmx.net
Sun May 4 06:51:28 EDT 2008
On Sonntag 04 Mai 2008, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> 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.
I hope it is installable. Fedora 7 package is here:
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