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GNU Health workshop at the United Nations for African and Asian countries

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The United Nations International Institute for Global Health UNU-IIGH - have sucessfully delivered anotherGNU Healthtraining, in their "Free Software Hospital Information System Development Workshop" .
The workshop was held during September 10-14th, at the the United Nations University facilities in Malaysia. There were delegates from Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Tajikistan, Sudan, Kenya and Morrocco.
This event has been in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. From UNU IIGH website, "This programme is in line with UNU-IIGH’s goal of information dissemination and capacity building in developing countries towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, among which is accessible quality healthcare for everyone"

I'm very happy to see the increasing adoption GNU Health and Free Software in public Health. Thanks to our partners from the UNU-IIGH for their commitment with Free Software in healthcare, because …

Tordesillas : No habrá paz sin justicia

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Otra vez estos sádicos asesinos se han burlado de la sociedad civilizada, torturando y acribillando a un ser indefenso. 



Estoy harto del doble discurso de estos corruptos. Tienen las manos manchadas de sangre. Acribillan a seres inocentes para el disfrute de unos psicópatas. Son el ejemplo de un sector de la sociedad desprovista de corteza cerebral prefrontal que frene sus impulsos más primitivos.

El PP y PSOE son cómplices de dicha atrocidad.  El alcalde de Tordesillas, José Antonio González Poncela, apoya abiertamente el macabro evento, en la página oficial del PSOE . Les pido a aquellos miembros que están en contra de estas barbaridades que lo denuncien públicamente. Ser político o religioso implica - o debería implicar - activismo y lucha por los ideales, y no una forma de llenarse los bolsillos de dinero.

Dónde está la iglesia católica, que debería defender de los más débiles ?  

Hoy hemos llorado, indignados al ver como un pueblo de psicópatas daba muerte de la manera más c…

El mundo en contra de la barbarie de Tordesillas

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Es muy lindo y motivador saber que de distintas partes del mundo estamos recibiendo el apoyo en contra de la barbaridad del Toro de la Vega.

Por medio de las redes sociales se han armado manifestaciones en Argentina, Brasil, Ecuador y Perú, por nombrar algunos de los muchos lugares donde expresaremos nuestro repudio a los corruptos y asesinos que generan tanto sufrimiento y dolor.

Se me mezclan los sentimientos de rabia, tristeza e indignación al ver como parte de la clase política y el gobierno de España no sólo permite, sino promueve este tipo de espectáculos, convirtiéndolos en eventos de "interés cultural".


Interés cultural ? Sinvergüenzas ! Interés de sus bolsillos manchados de sangre por tanto asesinato de criaturas indefensas.

Señores políticos que apoyan estos atroces espectáculos basados en el maltrato animal : sus almas están negras y espero que algún día terminen en la cárcel. La justicia universal ya los ha condenado y no tendrán paz.


Qué les puedo decir a los co…

La vergüenza nacional

Esta es la fiesta nacional. Esta es la cruel realidad detrás del mundo de los espectáculos taurinos. Los toreros, estos desalmados que masacran al indefenso animal, son llamados "maestros" y "artistas".

Hasta cuándo debemos soportar esta barbaridad ? Hasta cuándo nuestros hijos tendrán que estar expuestos a estos aberrantes "espectáculos" en la televisión pública ?

No olvidemos que mientras el actual gobierno español recorta en educación y en sanidad, sigue subvencionando y promocionando estos macabros y sádicos eventos .

Gracias a los amigos del PACMA y resto de organizaciones defensoras de los animales por luchar por un futuro más justo y humano, que tanto necesita este mundo.

Les advierto que el video es fuerte, pero es importante terminar con la mentira que el mundo de la tauromaquia intenta instaurar. La tortura no es ni arte ni cultura.




Letrado, 5º toro de la tarde del 30 mayo 2012 en Las Ventas from PACMA TV on Vimeo.

GNU Health 1.6 series released

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I'm proud to announce GNU Health 1.6 series !

This series brings a lot of exciting features, both from the technical and functional point of views.
On the technical side, the most important one is the compatibility with Tryton 2.4, and the demo database, so you can test it with data.


On the functional side, improvements in the gynecology module, especially in terms of screening (mammography, PAP tests, colposcopies... ) and history taking.
There has been major changes in the services and billing functionality, making easy the tracking of all the services done to a patient, and what would be subject to invoicing.


Some of the features in the 1.6 series, in brief :
Compatible with Tryton 2.4Full Patient clinical history reporting in LibreOfficeIncluded demo database with over 500 patients  Realtime charts and statistics graphicsAutomatic  doctor assignment in patient evaluationsAdd Gynecological Screening History - Mammography, PAP and colposcopyImprove patient evaluation , diffferent…

GNU Health wins FSF Project of Social Benefit

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Just got back to Buenos Aires after a 10 days in the United States and El Salvador, and finally got some time to write about the award, what it means to GNU Solidario and to the community at large. The FSF's ceremony took place at the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass) on Sunday March 25th, during the LibrePlanet 2012 conference. On the ceremony, there were two awards :
Award for the Advancement of Free Software:Yukihiro Matsumoto, creator of the Ruby Programming Language. Congratulations Matz !Award for the Project of Social Benefit : GNU Health As stated by the FSF, the Award for Projects of Social Benefit is presented to the project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects of life. This award stresses the use of free software in the service of humanity.
I want to thank the committee for choosing GNU Health : Suresh Ramasubramanian, Peter …

GNU Health MDG 6 and NTDs

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Introduction

The United Nations signed in September 2000 the Millennium Declaration, to fight poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women .

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) has derived from the Millennium declaration and it has 8 goals. MDG 6 focuses on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
On the other hand, there is 1 billion (1,000 million) people living with tropical infectious diseases that could represent the "other diseases" part of the MDG 6. This group is named Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).  These are diseases of the poorest, that makes them socially excluded and stigmatized. 
GNU Solidario believes that Free Software is a key factor to accomplish these goals. GNU Health, the Free Health and Hospital Information System will help the health centers, researches, NGOs and professionals and volunteers to eradicate these devastating diseases.

What are GNU Health MDG 6 and GNU Health NTDs ?

health_mdg6 is a GNU …

GNU Health Decision Support on Prescription Writing

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In this entry I will briefly talk about how GNU Health can help the professional in making the best decision, and how to minimize mistakes.
I will focus in prescription writing and how we're incorporating DS (Decision Support) to GNU Health.
GNU Health uses the WHO (World Health Organization) essential list of medicines by default, so you already have a very nice and updated set for your daily practice.
The medicament model incorporates the pregnancy category. In this case, we have opted for the FDA pregnancy categories, but you can configure GNU Health to use another categorization system.
In the next screenshot, you can see a list of medicines, with an specific color, that specifies the pregnancy category. That visual aid quickly differentiate those medicaments to avoid use in pregnancy (all in categories D and - especially category X ), from those that will be generally safe to use (such as those in categories A and B ).


So, from that very starting point, you have GNU Health …

GNU Health new partner in India

It's great to see how fast the GNU Health community is growing, not only in installations, but in companies and institutions delivering implementation and training.
The latest service and training provider is Serpent Consulting Services in India. 
"Serpent Consulting Services feels immense pleasure to say that we are in partnership with Thymbra and supporting GNU Health" , said Jay Vora, Managing Director from Serpent CS.

So, now, besides de supporting governments (like Brazil or the European Community ) and multilateral organizations (like United Nations ), there are private companies that are commited to Free Software in health care using GNU Health.

We'll be generating a map with all the service and training partners in the world, so you can choose the one closest to you.

This raise in the number of service and training providers show that Free Software is both ethical and a great business model.
Thank you to all the health professionals and the community a…

GNU Health Reporting

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In the last blog I talked about the QR codes integration in GNU Health.
Today I am very happy to  show a couple of reports from GNU Health, done in the Tryton (Relatorio and Libre Office) framework.
In GNU Health you can generate complex dynamic reports. In the next two examples, the patient and newborn information is displayed. Some of the information is encoded in the QR code.

Tryton allows you to create dynamic LibreOffice reports, and these two examples show how we can embed functions, real-time graphics or change the font color depending on the gender of the patient, to name a few capabilities of this great environment.


We show again how Free Software (Tryton, Libre Office, Python, Postgresql, GNU/Linux, ... ) allow us doing anything we need. So, please use Free software. It's ethical.

We fight for equity in Health care, and one way of doing so is by using Free Software !


About GNU Health

GNU Health is a free Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following fu…

QR codes in GNU Health

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QR (Quick Response) codes are great, versatile matrix-encoded graphs. Unlike traditional bar codes, they allow to store a lot more information and can be read from most mobile devices.
GNU Health, the Free Health and Hospital Information System now supports QR codes, which will have many uses. To name a few :

Patient identificationNewborn identification and wristbandElectronic prescriptionsHealth promotion and disease preventionHealth center Inventory control
So, anyone with a camera enabled tablet, game console or cell phone can read QR codes. This generates a great scenario for Health promotion. 
We now can have posters in health centersor schools , providing the guidelines for prevention of obesity, diabetes, tuberculosis, HIV, teenage pregnancy, etcetera, all of them with  the proper links with the proper links  so they can be read at home. They can be shared among friends or social networks.
Here is a small demo that you can scan with your favorite QR reader. 

In GNU Health, we h…

IWEEE 2012 Granada : Commitment

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The International Workshop on e-health in Emerging Economies (IWEEE) keeps getting better on each edition ! This time we celebrated it during the days 11th and 12th of January in Granada, Spain.
IWEEE is organized by GNU Solidario, and it has become the central point to discuss  Free Software in Health . 
As our friend Cesar Brod mentioned, IWEEE 2012 has been the most successful and collaborative of all. Two days of very interesting presentations and a very productive round table.
In this two-days event, we had been honored by the delegates of the following institutions :
United Nations University(UNU)Doctors Without Borders(MSF)United Nations Development Program (UNDP)Government of BrazilGovernment of ParaguayInternational Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI)Free Software Community : BrodtecDomatix, FSF, NaN, Nextma and Thymbra
These two days have been very busy, with many great presentations and a fruitful round table, were we ha…