Main maternity care center in Madagascar: free software chosen as 1st EMR.

Speaker(s) : Jerome Pinguet

  • Language : Anglais
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Wednesday 8 July 2015
  • Schedule : 14h00
  • Duration : 20 minutes
  • Place : 101

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Pavillon Sainte Fleur maternity care center is located in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Financed by the Order of Malta, it is the best equipped center of the country. 2700 births and 15000 consultations happen there each year. At the beginning of 2015 it has chosen free and open source software FreeMedForms as its first ever electronic medical record. We will review the reasons that led to this choice, its expected advantages and disadvantages, the development of localized medical forms through the cooperation of an open source community, a privately funded hospital with a public mission and a French free software business. We will focus on a slightly different meaning of "codevelopment" made possible by free licenses: mutual economic development as well as code development.

Jerome Pinguet
While studying medicine and then practising as a general practitioner for 4 years, I started learning about free software by myself. I gradually spent more and more time contributing to FreeMedForms open source medical apps project.
I run a free software health IT consultancy business called I’m advocating for free software, data decentralization, encryption and independence from pharmaceutical and proprietary software industry in healthcare with other LibreHealthCare community members.
In my free time I organize cryptoparty privacy workshops.