3 Laws of Hospital Health Information Technology Implementation.

3 Laws of Hospital Health Information Technology (HIT) Implementation.

1) Implementers and salespeople who don’t know what they are doing will always get a binding, multi-year contract first.

2) Hospital management and owners will always do the wrong thing.

3) Everyone will grossly underestimate the time, difficulty, and expense it takes to fully implement Health IT in a hospital.

Call for participation “FLOSS village at Med-e-Tel 2014”

This is an invitation to demonstrate your Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) project or organization within a dedicated village at the Med-e-Tel 2014 conference (9-11 April, Luxembourg). Either join us in Luxembourg to represent your project/organization in person or otherwise you are welcome to send in an overview in the form of a poster that will be shown at the FLOSS village.

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Jamaica Ministry of Health adopts GNU Health

Original post with pictures in GNU Solidario’s blog

Jamaica Ministry of Health chooses GNU Health

“If yu waa good, yu nose affi run”

“Success requires hard work” is the meaning of this Jamaican proverb. With a bright Caribbean sun and an even brighter welcoming crew, GNU Health unshipped in a new bay this week. In cooperation with the Ministry of Health (MoH), a group mission of GNU Solidario visited Jamaica and inaugurated officially the project of deploying GNU Health within their Public Health Care system.

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Astronaut VistA 13.06 is Out

Lots of upgrades and bug fixes. Nearly everything has been refreshed. The latest GTM 6.0002, Fileman 22.2, WorldVistA/dEWDrop 5, tmg-cprs has bug fixes, the latest vitals .dll, treatment plans, improved template math, images in notes. The usual Astronaut goodness: ability to easily install and use arbitrary Linux distributions, migrate, backup, upgrade. Up to date EWD. Installation guide is here.

ADCL Announces Upcoming Open Source Group Home Management Software

Advanced Data Concepts, a small software development company in NE Oklahoma, announced on Friday that it will release the open source Paperwork Analysis and Trend Tracking System (PATTS) on June 15th. The software, which allows juvenile group homes to better manage paperwork, track behavior, and spot developing trends, has been in development since last August.

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