domingo, 18 de abril de 2010

Getting ready for Medical 0.0.48

Medical 0.0.48 will represent a major milestone in the development of the HIS. This new distribution greatly improves the development, localization and scalability of the system. Specific teams can work independently in their disciplines, without affecting the rest. Smaller centers won’t necessarily have to install all the modules, just the ones they need.

We plan to release the 0.0.48 on this Sunday 25th, with most of the translations in place. Developers can get it from the SVN repository.

I have updated the SVN repository, with the new medical schema. The “monolithic” main module has been divided now into the following. There are many that we are working on ( like epidemiology and reporting ) that will be included also shortly.

medical : Core module. It contains the main objects, such as patient, disease, physicians, evaluations, ethnic groups, hospitals and their infrastructure, admissions, families, operational areas and sectors,  medicaments and medications, administration routes and appointment administration.

medical_genetics : It contains all the objects and functionality relevant to family history and genetic disorders. Over 4200 genes associated to diseases.

medical_gyneco : Gynecological and obstetric info. Pregnancy, perinatal, birth, postpartum and puerperium information, monitors and history

medical_socioeconomics : Living conditions, Educational level, Infrastructure (electricity, sewers, drinking water …), Family affection ( APGAR ), Drug addiction, Hostile environment, Teenage Pregnancy, Working children, ….

medical_surgery : Module specific for surgery medical discipline. It also holds the patient surgeries history. It can work with ICD10-PCS module for the Procedures Codes.

medical_icd10pcs : Procedure Coding System for Medical ICD-10-PCS. It’s a standard that represents the successor of ICD-9-CM for medical procedures (surgical and others ).

medical_icd10 : World Health Organization – International Classification of Diseases for MEDICAL – 10th revision. You can use this standard for the pathology coding. Medical uses a coding system such there is no mistake in the typing or interpretation of the diagnosis.

medical_lifestyle : Gathers information about the habits and sexuality of the patient. For example, eating habits, drinking, drug addictions,  sexuality and sexual education, physical activity, …

medical_lab : Will hold the functionality for clinical tests and the interfaces with industry clinical devices

medical_ : These modules will hold the localization effort for different countries ( such as medical_gr for Greece, medical_br for Brazil or medical_es for Spain ). will be the two letter country ISO code. We should not confuse this with the translation. Each module will have a i18n directory that will hold all the translations for different languages.

Luis Falcón

jueves, 15 de abril de 2010

New Modular Design for Medical

New Modular Design for Medical

Dear MEDICAL team

Since next development version (0.0.48), Medical will be more modular.
The new design will have the following advantages :
  • Dedicate teams to specific functionality ( localization, medical specialties, socioeconomics, epidemiology …. )
  • Development process speedup
  • Easier and faster installation
  • Ability to install only the required functionality
Some Medical modules and the core

Please make sure you test it and send us feedback.

Thanks again to all of you who are making Medical the Universal Free Hospital Information System !

Luis Falcón