Partners In Health and its sister organization Zanmi Lasante are building a state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Haiti, l'Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais. As part of our push to bring the highest level of care public facility in Haiti, we are building an OpenMRS-based Electronic Medical Record for the hospital.
The Mirebalais EMR will draw on the PIH informatics team's extensive history building medical record systems for developing countries, as well as recent work on packaging an EMR for I-TECH and the Kenyan Ministry of Health.
Further, to deliver the best possible software product, in the shortest possible time, we are partnering with the Porto Alegre, Brazil office of ThoughtWorks, experts at agile development of custom software with a passion for social justice.
This blog will narrate the software development collaboration, so you'll surely see mockups, screenshots, and code snippets. But we promise to have less nerdy content as well!
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