Chagas, developing countries, ehealth, free software, GNU Health, GNU solidario, MDG6, MedInfo, neglected tropical diseases, United Nations, UNU-IIGH
- Care for the World Symposium: Collaboration, Openness, Transparency and Trust as Prerequisite for High Quality, Effective and Efficient Health Care.
- Moving Beyond eHealth Systems for ‘People Like Us’
Care for the World Symposium
Moving Beyond eHealth Systems for “People Like Us”
Many thanks to MedInfo for this great event, and especially to Thomas Karopka (Chair IMIA OS WG) and Paul Turner (Associate Professor, eHealth Services Research Group, University of Tasmania, Australia) for inviting me to be part of their symposium and workshop. It’s an honor for me to share with you such an important event, and to promote the adoption of Free Software in Public Health.
Looking forward to meeting all of you in Copenhagen !
GNU Health is a Free Health and Hospital Information System that provides the following functionality:
- Health Information System (Demographics, Epidemiology)
- Hospital Information System
- Electronic Medical Record
GNU Health won the Best Project of Social Benefit from the Free Software Foundation, among other international awards.
GNU Health is an official GNU Package , and is part of GNU Solidario, an NGO that delivers health with free software. GNU Solidario and the United Nations University, International Institute for Global Health have signed an agreement to implement and to train Health professionals GNU Health around the world.
GNU Health was presented at the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Communication Union (ITU) session “ICT for Improving Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health” at the World Summit on the Information Society – WSIS 2013 Forum in Geneva.