United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (IIGH) ( http://www.unu.edu ) has joined the MEDICAL community. MEDICAL will offer them an online teaching resource for a Hospital Information System (HIS).
GNU Solidario and UNU are now working together in specific areas, such as the documentation process. GNU Solidario will also work with UNU in the installation of a demo server.
This is yet another great example of how free software can leverage the resources to help the developing countries. Many thanks to Mr Nurhizam Safie Mohd Satar who is leading the MEDICAL integration project at the United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (IIGH).
This common effort will increase the amount of physicians using Free Software, and we will all benefit with their valuable feedback.
I take the opportunity to thank the United Nations and their Development Program - UNDP - ( http://www.undp.org) , since it's been supporting our mission since 2009. Mr Raul Zambrano, Senior Policy Advisor on ICT and Governance for the UNDP, was one of the lecturers at IWEEE (http://www.iweee.org) 2010 in Las Palmas.
About the United Nations University :
The UN University is dedicated to the generation and transfer of knowledge, and the strengthening of individual and institutional capacities in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
The mission of UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research, capacity development, and advisory services to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.
Medical is a free (GPL license), centralized Health and Hospital Information System for OpenERP that provides the following functionality :
- Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
- Hospital Information System (HIS)
- Health Information System
Medical is part of GNU Solidario ( http://gnusolidario.org/en ) . GNU Solidario is a NGO that delivers education and health solutions with free software.
Main site : http://medical.sf.net
Governments hosting Medical through their portals :
- European Commission (EU) , OSOR : http://medical.forge.osor.eu
- Brazil: Portal do Software Público Brasileiro (SPB) : http://www.softwarepublico.gov.br/dotlrn/clubs/medicalbr