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System Name: health
Name: GNU Health
Group Type: Official GNU software

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This software is part of the GNU Project.

About the GNU Health ecosystem

GNU Health is a Free/Libre project for health practitioners, health institutions and governments. It provides the functionality:

  • Hospital Management (HMIS)
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Laboratory Information System (LIMS)
  • Health Information System (Analytics / epidemiology / reporting)
  • Personal Health Record (PHR)

GNU Health provides different applications for different purposes and scenarios

  • Individual Personal Health tracker for desktop or mobile device (MyGNUHealth)
  • Doctor private offices
  • Primary care centers
  • Laboratories
  • Research Institutions
  • National public health systems

GNU Health counts with a growing, committed and friendly international community, that brings the best from the social, biological, medical and computer science fields. No matter where in the world you live, we are passionate to keep health - and health informatics - a non-negotiable human right.

Integrative and Precision Medicine

Genetic disorders, cancer, neurodegenerative conditions and autoimmune diseases are some formidable and elusive challenges that the world faces today. In the areas of genomics and precision medicine, many natural variants are of unknown clinical significance, we still don't know how pathogenic they are or the role they will play on our health.

It's important to conceive health as the result of the interaction from multiple factors and actors. The GNU Health federation puts together and contextualize the information on a person biology, family history, lifestyle and environmental / socioeconomic status. We can no longer only focus on the molecular basis of health and disease, disregarding the environment, social condition and lifestyle of the individual, or vice-versa. If we really want to make a revolution in our system of health, and in the health of upcoming generations, we must work in a trans-disciplinary manner, with a holistic approach to the person. With this global vision, and with all the information gathered across the participating nodes of the federation, we will be closer to identify the significance of those natural variants and, hopefully, we will find a cure.

The GNU Health Federation

The GNU Health Federation aims to build a community based, federated health network among different regions and in a country, and, why not, among countries around the globe. A federation can be as large as you want. From a small regional federated network with several nodes, to a large, nationwide health network with thousands / millions of participating nodes.

Laboratory Information System

The GNU Health LIMS functionality (GNU LIMS, also known as "Occhiolino"), is a modern Laboratory Information Management System for the healthcare and biomedical sectors.

The Laboratory Modules manage the request, creation and evaluation of laboratory analyses. As far as the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) functionality, GNU Health is very flexible. You will be able to link it to the patient chart and to the financial management of the Health Center.

Registration Date: Sat 27 Aug 2011 06:41:40 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


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GNU Health Hospital Management patchset 4.2.1 released
     posted by meanmicio, Fri 07 Apr 2023 10:39:04 AM UTC

Dear community

GNU Health 4.2.1 patchset has been released !

Priority: High

Table of Contents

  • About GNU Health Patchsets
  • Updating your system with the GNUHealth control Center
  • Installation notes
  • List of other issues related to this patchset
GNU Health Hospital Management 4.2 series released!
     posted by meanmicio, Sat 11 Feb 2023 11:55:55 PM UTC

Dear community:

I am excited to announce the release of series 4.2 from the GNU Health Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) component!

The 4.2 series is the result of one year of work and cooperation with the community. Many new exciting features are included, bugs fixed and new translations are now in place. [...]

GNU Health Federation community server updated
     posted by meanmicio, Tue 31 Jan 2023 11:44:51 PM UTC

Dear community

The GNU Health federation community server ( has been updated! These are some of the main improvements:

- NGINX and WSGI: The Hospital Management component instance is now running behind uWSGI and NGINX. [...]

GNU Health Hospital Management patchset 4.0.5 released
     posted by meanmicio, Mon 09 Jan 2023 06:31:00 PM UTC

Dear community

GNUHealth 4.0.5 patchset has been released !

Priority: High

Table of Contents

  • About GNU Health Patchsets
  • Updating your system with the GNU Health control Center
  • Installation notes
  • List of other issues related to this patchset

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