Impact of Open Source Solutions and Technologies on Health in India

Speaker(s) : Dr Oommen John

  • Language : Anglais
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 8 July 2015
  • Schedule : 16h20
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : 101

Video :

There has been a slow but steady adoption of open source technologies and solutions in Health Sector implementations in India. There is a growing interest by the State Governments and the Central Government to adopt open source platforms for deployment of health information systems. This talk reviews few of the open source implementation in health in the public health system and how this is informing the larger policy discussion for the country.
The e health project of the government of Kerala is in the process of setting up an integrated framework for efficient healthcare delivery and provide a centralized database of healthcare information that permits close monitoring and control measures.
As many as 30,000 healthcare professionals across the state at the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary care centers are being interconnected for seamless transfer of health records.

Dr Oommen John
Dr Oommen John is a trained in Internal Medicine and practices as a physician in India. He has a keen interest in clinical research and Public Health and served as a consultant to the World Health Organization in this area.He is currently a senior Research Fellow evaluating m Health interventions for Chronic Diseases. Dr John has extensive field level experience of health service delivery and has worked in rural hospitals in India and Nepal. He is a FOSS evangelist and was responsible for design and deployment of a health information / management system for a network of 18 hospitals in India using opensource technologies. He contributes to the libre software movement and participates actively in engaging with the Government to adopt opensource technologies in the health field. He is a life member of the Indian Association of Medical Informatics and plays a key role in helping health professionals adopt cost effective ehealth solutions. He is a visiting faculty to leading healthcare training institutions and conducts training for students of medical informatics, pharmaco informatics and uses
these opportunities to expose the younger generation to FOSS technologies. He has participated in previous health themes at LSM and conducted workshops.