I just got back from Kampala. I must say it was a great experience.
The congress ( IST-Africa ) was a success and it gave the chance to meet and network with wonderful people (NGOs, doctors, students, … ). Let’s not forget that the main point of these type of events is to help out and work together with the emerging communities and countries. At least that’s what it should be.
That being said, the presentation of Medical HIS and EMR, had very good comments. We explained the way we are implementing on rural Argentina. We are now in contact with local doctors from Africa and they are willing to work on the localisation of Medical for different countries in that continent.
Many health professionals told me how useful Medical would be for epidemiology studies on HIV / AIDS. The strong focus on the family medicine and socioeconomics, together with the use of industry standards (such as ICD-10) and its scalability makes Medical a perfect solution for epidemiology studies with large amount of data.
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