Medical, the free Hospital and Health Information System was installed in Dr. Oñativias primary care health center.

Doctor Oñativia’s Health Regional Center

The health center, located in the community of Corrales, Paraná, in Entre Rios, Argentina, provides primary and emergency care to a population over 20000 habitants.

The health center has an ER and a 24-hour ambulance service. It provides care in clinical medicine, cardiology, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, kinesiology, dentistry and ophthalmology. It also has a pharmacy, a lab, ultrasound specialists and nutritionists. There is also a Social Area with psychologists, educational psychologists and social workers.

The Center also conducts other activities, such as periodic surveillance to low income areas, in order to help families and their children in sanitary risk. The Health Center has a group of more than 90 professionals.

The Medical Implementation Project

The project consists of the following stages :

* The installation of Health Center Information System
* Training of the health center staff,
* Design and implementation of the hardware and network infrastructure

For the first installation of Medical, the center hired a software development provider, which proposed the health management software MEDICAL. The system (Medical) is free software, so the Health Center doesn’t have any costs for patents or licenses .

The solution created for the Center manages :

* Adults and pediatric patients database (Plan Nacer, Nation Ministry of Health)
* Outpatient medical appointments and other Center’s professional services ,
* Patient’s social environment, health care, personal data,
* Patient’s clinical record, based on evaluations and diagnoses,
* Epidemiology reports.

Congratulations to Mario Puntin and to the Dr. Oñativia’s Center team, who work daily to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants !

About Medical

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 ( ) . GNU Solidario is a NGO that delivers education and health solutions with free software.

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