OpenMEDIS

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OpenMEDIS
Developer(s) Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Initial release Still in beta
Written in PHP, JavaScript
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in English, French, Romanian, Ukrainian
Type Laboratory informatics software
License(s) GNU General Public License v2.0
Website openhub.net/p/openmedis

OpenMEDIS is free open-source health technology management software, specifically targeted at low- and middle-income countries. The software is still in the beta phase of development, and a stable release for rigorous use has not been released yet.

Product history

In early 2009, Claudio Zaugg and Martin Raab of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute had recognized "an urgent need for a simple and flexible IT tool" capable of tracking the "quantity and quality of the present medical device infrastructure" within a region.[1] Beta development has continued on the software since then, though the last released beta update is version 1.31 from January 26, 2012. It's not clear if work will continue on the project.

Features

Features of OpenMEDIS include[2]:

  • standard list of medical devices
  • user-configurable essential equipment list
  • predefined supplier and manufacturer list
  • forms and guidelines for paper-based operation
  • data import and export functionality
  • web-based, LAN, or localized operation

Hardware/software requirements

Installation requirements are not clear at this time.

Videos, screenshots, and other media

Entities using OpenMEDIS

Further reading

External links

References

  1. Zaugg, Claudio; Raab, Martin (2009) (PDF). Improving Health Technology Management: Development of a Model for the Implementation of an Essential Information System for Medical Devices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. pp. 1–4. http://www.swisstph.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Pdfs/Ressources/Zaugg_Raab_paper_Med-e-Tel_2010_final_.pdf. 
  2. Zaugg, Claudio (16 April 2010). "Improving Health Technology Management: Development of a Model for the Implementation of an Essential Information System for Medical Devices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" (PDF). Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. http://www.medetel.lu/download/2010/parallel_sessions/presentation/day3/Improving_Health.pdf. Retrieved 17 October 2012.