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Name: GNU Health
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This project 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)

Its modular design allows to be deployed in many different scenarios: from small private offices, to large, 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, that is, we still don't know how pathogenic they are or the role they will play on our health. Moreover, and most importantly, socioeconomic determinants are still behind of 50% of maladies.

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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Beta testers for MyGNUHealth Personal Health Record
     posted by meanmicio, Thu 06 May 2021 09:38:35 PM UTC - 0 replies

Dear community

I am very happy to announce that the documentation for MyGNUHealth beta is now online.

We would love beta testers both in the desktop (KDE Plasma) and in the PinePhone, so if everything goes well, shortly we will be able to release the first stable release. ...

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GNU Health Hospital Management component 3.8 released!
     posted by meanmicio, Sun 14 Feb 2021 10:27:48 PM UTC - 0 replies

Dear community:

I am very proud to announce the release of the series 3.8 from the GNU Health Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) component!

Twelve years old, the GNU Health project has now become a Libre digital Health ecosystem, with different solutions to meet different realities, integrating them in the Federation. ...

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Argentina chooses GNU Health for COVID19 observatory and contact tracing
     posted by meanmicio, Fri 04 Dec 2020 11:15:11 AM UTC - 0 replies

In the context of the GNU Health International Conference, GHCon2020, Bioengineer Ingrid Spessotti, Dr Fiorella de la Lama and health professionals from Diamante Municipality presented the use of GNU Health as a COVID-19 observatory and contact tracing tool. ...

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Reorganization and migration of Mercurial repositories
     posted by meanmicio, Sat 28 Nov 2020 01:35:22 PM UTC - 0 replies

Dear community

Since Richard Stallman adopted GNU Health in 2011, the development environment has been hosted at GNU Savannah, which generously provided a mercurial (hg) repository, that has been in use since then.

Many years have passed, and GNU Health is today a Libre digital health ecosystem made of different components. ...

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