An Open-source EMR: A Model for Evidence-based Health Care in Haiti

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PIH is a non-profit founded in 1987 to deliver health care to the residents of Haiti's mountainous Central Plateau region. In the 25 years since then, PIH has expanded in Haiti's Artibonite and Central Plateau regions, and launched additional projects around the world. Content from the PIH blog is shared via GHHub with permission. http://www.pih.org/

Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In HealthDoctors Angela Jaques (orange) and Mirrielle Bien-Aime (blue) during a shift in the emergency room at University Hospital in Mirebalais. When the first patients trickled into Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (University Hospital) at the end of March, they triggered a cascade of seemingly banal computer tasks that represents one of the largest undertakings in the history of open-source electronic medical records (EMRs). In the U.S. and other developed countries, hospitals invest millions of dollars on proprietary medical record systems that gather enormous volumes of data

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An Open-source EMR: A Model for Evidence-based Health Care in Haiti