Open Hospital

The free and Open Source software created to help hospitals and health centers in the management of electronic medical records.

Designed and developed by Informatici senza Frontiere, the project’s goal is to create a completely free and open source software for helping developing countries to automate health centers management with reduced costs, giving complete autonomy and flexibility for customizations that could be implemented by the local technical staff.

Four Reasons to Use Open Hospital

01. It Is Free

Open Hospital is licensed with GPLv3 and it’s open-source; it means that you may customize it for the specific needs of your project.

02It Is Easy to Install and Use

Designed and developed from the demands of direct beneficiaries, Open Hospital minimizes the knowledge required for its use and learning, suitable for facilities that cannot rely on skilled resources or direct support. Why wait? Adopt Open Hospital today.

03. It has Low Training and Maintenance Costs

Structuring and digitizing data is a difficult and time-consuming process. Open Hospital can simplify the daily activities of the users and in a short amount of time can help organizations to achieve this goal, with minimum maintenance required.

04. Digitizes Your Hospital Data step by step

Digitization of clinical data is not just software and technology, it is also a long process requiring cultural change. Thanks to the software modularity, the system can be up and running quickly and grow, gradually, over time without a huge up-front investment in time and effort.

Open Hospital In the World

23 installations in 13 countries

Country: Grecia, Town/Village: Karyes
Country: Afghanistan, Town/Village: Kabul
Country: Italia, Town/Village: Vicenza
Country: Italia, Town/Village: Verona
Country: Nepal, Town/Village: Amppipal
Country: Birmani, Town/Village: Yangon
Country: Somaliland, Town/Village: Hargeisa
Country: Etiopia, Town/Village: Wolisso
Country: Etiopia, Town/Village: Awasa
Country: Kenya, Town/Village: Sololo
Country: Uganda, Town/Village: Angal
Country: Kenya, Town/Village: Kisii
Country: Tanzania, Town/Village: Kahama
Country: Tanzania, Town/Village: Miyuji
Country: Tanzania, Town/Village: Mutwango
Country: Madagascar, Town/Village: AndasibĂ
Country: Angola, Town/Village: Chiulo
Country: RDCongo, Town/Village: Mokala

The Case of St. Luke Hospital

The first installation of the Open Hospital software, strongly wanted by Dr. Mario Marsiaj, took place in 2006 within the St. Luke Hospital facilities in Angal, Uganda.

Since then Open Hospital has evolved drastically and it has been installed in dozens of hospitals around the world.

136
Employees

supporting the whole community with a laboratory for chemical and biological analyses, radiology and an operating room.

280
Beds

are managed within the hospital facilities

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Reach

The hospital is located in a poor rural area in the northern part of Uganda.

Why joining the Open Hospital initiative and how to do that

Joining the Open Hospital initiative doesn’t only mean choosing a software: it’s about contributing to an innovative development project particularly focused at emerging countries. Every improvement allows to boost benefits for all the medical facilities that are using the software.

The Open Hospital project is founded on a sustainable development approach, where every actor involved brings positive value and produces a benefit to the project: from improving and expanding the software functionalities, to testing, documenting or supporting and training healthcare workers all around the world, every contribution is welcome!

Are you working in the health sector ?

The software allows to computerize patients’ data, visits, hospitalizations, medicines and laboratories for a better management of daily activities, in a sustainable way.

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Are you a Java developer or programmer?

The software is Open Source, so everyone can contribute to implement and improve its functionalities.

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Are you a company involved in CSR projects?

Supporting and donating to OH allows to support activities and costs necessary for the software improvement and development.

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The creators of the Open Hospital software

The Open Hospital software is an initiative of Informatici senza Frontiere, a non-profit organization that aims to use computer skills as a tool to provide practical help to those who live in marginalized conditions, and as a way to provide opportunities of social inclusion.

Informatici senza Frontiere works to fill the digital divide and to boost individual and community growth, helping anyone to embrace their own potential through knowledge and computer technology.

Spreading Knowledge

We organize free computer courses, webinars, public events in Italy and the rest of the world, to promoete a sustainable and fair use of information and computer technology.

Computer Science for the Disabled

Through computer science, we strive to improve the living conditions of those who suffer from disability or illness.

Computer Science for Development

We promote the use of sustainable information technology in the developing countries, in any sector, from health care to education.

In a changing world we propose a new use of smart, sustainable and reliable technology.

We offer our time, skills, experiences and passion to decelop non-profit projects, helping in marginalized, difficult and emergency situations especially in developing countries.

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Regional Chapters
300
Members
+100
Active Projects

Open Hospital Project Approach

Analysis

A first analysis  of the project context is performed, to gather the information about the facility processes and flows. A complete assessment is organized into progressive steps, through meetings and interviews.

Implementation

On-site intervention to define the perimeter of intervention, support in the provisioning of the resources needed, configure ICT equipment (servers, networks, firewalls), install and configure software tools and applications and to set up maintenance procedures (backup, monitoring)

Training

The training phase is divided into theory, practice and simulation phases. A Focal Point will be identified and appointed and specific training will be provided. Key groups / key figures will receive additional support, on-site or remotely.

Follow-up

Follow-up activities include: Goal and expected results definition; setup of successful key performance indicators. Support, corrective and evolutionary maintenance of software. User support and additional training.

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