First of all happy new year and congratulations to Luis and off course all others for the great work that is being accomplished. I just know a few of you guys (Luis, Selene, Cedric, Nicolas, Axel) and I just joined this community about a year ago. However, I can tell you that it is having a huge impact on the health of communities in central Africa and very soon in West Africa as well.
I implemented the lab module of GNU Health at the Medical Research Center in Franceville (Gabon). They do medical lab analyses for the population of Franceville. It has changed the face public health in this small city. People used to wait a few days before getting their lab results. Now they get their results just after a few hours. And I can tell you it can make a difference between staying alive or dying because the doctor will not be able to make a correct assessment of the medical status of the patient on time.
On behalf of all those who you are serving: the communities of Africa and of the world, the voiceless people, and who don’t even know that you exist, I say:
Thank you, Muchas Gracias
After one year of work, I am vey happy and proud to announce the release
of GNU Health 3.0 series !
The following are some of the new features:
* Tryton 3.8 compatibility and responsive web client.
* Multiple person names, compliant with FHIR HL7, and flexible
person name formats
* Automatic inclusion of medicament history from the prescription
* History of a person socioeconomic assessments
* Link to patient health conditions
* Health conditions now visible from patient main page
* Any person can be mapped to an internal user, not only the health
* Add person biological sex and gender properties.
* Check all evaluations related to a person specific healh condition
* Easy change a patient appointment status from the tree view (checked
in, no show, … )
* Automatic computing of a patient evaluation waiting time
* Hospitalization and outpatient discharge reason
* Merge chronic with followups evaluations. Merge ambulatory with
* Optimize CAGE (Alcoholism status assessment) view
* Enhanced Crypto plugin and module
* Create / see all the evaluations within a hospitalization
* Health center and hospitalization meals management
* Improved surgery module (surgery team, supplies, status, wound
class, post-op dx, reservation workflow)
* Health services reporting
* Automatic prescription concentration, form and route based on the med
* Enhanced functionality in patient evaluation.
* Improved reporting
* Include / Update unitests ( Thanks Cedric !)
* Improved ergonomics for patient conditions and history.
* Patient protheses and amputation history ( Thanks Lao team !)
* Automatic inclusion of prescription lines in Service document
* Updated disease groups (thanks Chris Zimmerman !)
* Improve patient clinical history report
* New installer gnuhealth-setup tool
* Improved gnuhealth-control center
* Installation of language packs in one single instruction.
* Many other additions and community contributions …
New Modules :
* WHO ICD9 Volume 3 (procedural codes) (in addition to ICD10-PCS and
ICPM) .( Thanks Min of Health of Morelos, Mexico !)
* Ophthalmology module ( thanks Sivadas !)
* Functioning and Disability module 
Translation portal moves to Pootle :
Since GNU Health 3.0, the main translation portal is at GNU Pootle server 
The following languages have been requested, and they are now included.
* Chinese (China)
* English (United Kingdom)
* German (Austria)
* Portuguese (Brazil)
* Spanish (Argentina)
* Spanish (Ecuador)
* Spanish (Mexico)
* Spanish (Peru)
* Spanish (Spain)
Some of them are still in the process of migrating the translation files from Transifex to the GNU Pootle server. It will take a bit until everything is in place. Of course, you can update your server translation packs at anytime, using the getlang command of gnuhealth-control program.
There is a new mailing list (health-i18n) dedicated to the localization and translation of GNU Health
During the upcoming weeks we’ll be updating the documentation, improving the demo database, as well as working on the translations.
Of course, we’ll be fixing any bugs you will find in this new release 🙂
Many, many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this release, in any way!
All the best,