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GNU Solidario welcomes Lomonosov Moscow University in Buenos Aires

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Lomonosov Moscow State University - Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires. [ Just a brief summary of the main article from the GNU Solidario blog, where you can find the main article.]

On December 5th. in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina) GNU Solidariowelcomed a delegation of the Lomonosov Moscow State University - Faculty of Medicine (Russia).


I want to thank the Barceló University for their tremendous help in every aspect of the logistics of the event. Many thanks to the Dr. Cosme Argerich Hospital, for the great day and guided tour of their health center. 
The Russian Delegation, lead by Prof. Oleg Medvedev, (VD, Ph.D) Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology. Professor Oleg got in touch with me around a month ago. They wanted to get a deeper understanding of the Health care system in Argentina.





GNU Health en el Instituto de Previsión Social y Ministerio de Salud Pública de Paraguay

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El sábado regresamos de Paraguay, donde fuimos invitados por el Gabinete Civil de la Presidencia de la República (Nicolás Caballero - Coordinador de Innovación Tecnológica - ) y por el departamento de informática del Instituto de Previsión Social ( Ana Ayala - CIO de la Dirección Informática - y Rosa González - Líder del departamento informático de Salud - ), para presentar GNU Health , el sistema Libre de Gestión Hospitalaria y de Salud.  Me alegra ver como Paraguay adopta Software Libre en sus sistemas de Salud Pública , en equipo,  desde el Gabinete de la Presidencia, el Instituto de Previsión Social (IPS) y el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social (MSPBS).
Actualmente Paraguay encara la informática médica como un bien público, inseparable del contexto de Salud Pública. 


Pasamos dos días en Asunción, visitando las diferentes clínicas  y hospitales, así como en reuniones con los profesionales de la salud y del gobierno. En estas reuniones, Nicolás Caballero nos explicó las…

GNU Health at Paraguay Ministry of Public Health

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I just got back from Paraguay, where we were invited by Mr. Nicolás Caballero from the Paraguayan Government to talk about GNU Health at the Social Security Institute (IPS - Instituto de Previsión Social ) and Ministry of Public Health .

It's great  to see how Paraguay is adopting Free Software in the Public Health System, working as a team, from the Presidency office, the Social Security Institute (IPS) and the Ministry of Public Health (MSPBS).
I noticed how the government conceives Health informatics as a public good, an integral component  of Public Health.   



We spent two non-stop days in Asunción, capital of Paraguay, visiting the different health centers and having meetings with health officials. In those meetings, Nicolas Caballero explained the latest and concrete resolutions that the Paraguayan government is taking on Free Software adoption in public health care. 



After visiting the different health centers, we had a meeting with the information system team, with whom w…

GNU Health 1.4.1 released !

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I'm happy to announce the release of GNU Health 1.4.1, in which we have incorporated support for PyPI, the Python Package Index

This version is compatible with the latest tryton release (2.2.0). Now GNU Health is also a set of python modules, fully integrated to the Python community.

Thanks to the magic of pip, and the help of the Tryton community ( Cedric Krier, et al ), installing the latest GNU Health version is as easy as running

pip install --user trytond_health_profile

This will install the requirements ( the tryton server and all the standard GNU Health modules ) automatically and in your "$HOME/.local" directory. I will be updating the installation process at the wiki today.
The main site is the GNU Savannah where all the development and discussion takes place.



There are many improvements, bug fixes and news features, some of them :

CalDav compatibility (it allows complex calendar views and settings for appointments and hospitalizations)Support for JSON RPC protoc…

Developing countries NOT in the OpenERP agenda

This is a segment of the letter from Doctor Christoph Larsen, in April 2011, who was working in Rwanda and asked OpenERP for the upgrade scripts and OpenERP refused to give them to him. Dr. Larsen gave me his permission to publish it, so the community knows his point of view.

When Dr.Larsen sent me the mail, I started the migration to GNU Health in the Tryton environment. And no, this is no FUD, this is the reality of was has become of OpenERP.


[..] Please do realise that our group speaks an entirely different language: We do not target the profit-making market, and regarding the combination of OpenERP's Medical module, the underlying OpenERP backbone for health facility management and Bika Health, we are actually talking LDCs = read: Least Developed Countries. There is no money for any such partnerships, warranties and the like. People out there are haoy to learn from each other, and you will be surprised how keen they ARE to learn. BUT: A few thousand Euros for warranties (imagin…

Tordesillas, España. Año 2011.

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Difícil contener las lágrimas ante tanta crueldad y sadismo.

Únicamente personas y políticos carentes de compasión , con un alma realmente enferma pueden permitir y disfrutar estos macabros espectáculos.



Hoy en día, este tipo de eventos son declarados de interés turístico. Ay mi Dios ! Qué sociedad podrida tenemos ... Dónde está la justicia ? O acaso el maltrato animal no está tipificado ? Pareciera que en España hay espacios donde lo macabro y lo sádico está amparado. No entiendo nada.

Por favor, terminemos con esta barbarie de una vez !

Señores políticos, por favor, atiendan el reclamo de la gran mayoría de los ciudadanos e ilegalicen este macabro negocio de las corridas de toros y otros eventos donde se maltratan a los animales. Sean un ejemplo de una sociedad moderna y humanitaria, donde se respetan a todos los animales.

Por último, a ti, lector, no dejes que te invada la desesperanza . Estoy convencido que con tu ayuda tendremos una sociedad más justa y compasiva.

Apoya al PACMA …

GNU Health 1.3.3 released

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I'm pleased to announce GNU Health 1.3.3

This version could be considered a milestone in itself, due the major changes and new features:


New naming convention of modules and models. From  medical to gnuhealthNew installation scripts (setup.py) . Major improvements in the Laboratory module. Now we have automatic visual alerts, possibility to exclude analytes from the analysis, qualitative and quantitative testing. Contextualize results in the patient status (gender, age, comorbidities ... ).

As in every new release, bugs are fixed, navigation improved and new features are includes.

Since Health is now part of the official GNU system, the development is hosted at GNU Savannah.

Last but not least...  many thanks to Cedric and Tryton community for getting involved in the GNU Health project !

About GNU Health
GNU Health (formerly known as "Medical") is a free (GPL license), Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality : Electronic Medical Recor…