Tuesday, August 25, 2009

GNUmed 0.5.0 for MacOS X released

The GNUmed team has started an effort to bring the latest release (0.5.0) to the Mac platform. This has resulted in beta quality packages which let any user try GNUmed on a Mac. It has been tested on Mac OS 10.4 aka Tiger and should work on Mac OS 10.5 as well.

Anyone willing to help out by improving the package and packaging future versions is welcome to join the team.

There are a few features that could potentially enhance the GNUmed on Mac OS experience such as an OSIRIX Dicome viewer integration but that is left to the inclined Mac user.

Download and enjoy GNUmed 0.5.0 from


Direct download from:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

GNUmed Live CD 0.4.7

A new live CD that contains version 0.4.7 of the GNUmed client and a fully configured GNUmed database inside PostgreSQL has been released and can be gotten from


When using this Live CD no installation is neccessary. The PC and the operation system will not be altered in any way. Simply use the CD to boot up you PC and enjoy

Have fun discovering GNUmed.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

GNUmed 0.4.7 has been synced for Karmic

My sync request has been processed and we are happy to announce that the latest stable version in the 0.4.x series of GNUmed (0.4.7) has been synced for the Karmic release.

This is good news as this version is in good shape and will hopefully spare us from the many but reports that 0.3.9 in Jaunty has brought us.

For some reason it has been virtually impossible to refer users to the updated versions in the GNUmed PPA so it is most important that the version shiped in Karmic is in good shape.


GNUmed is an electronic medical record target at primary care physicians , physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The GNUmed team

GNUmed 0.5.0 und Server v11 erschienen

GNUmed 0.5.0 wurde veröffentlicht. Die List an Neuerungen umfasst.

- kann Krankenhausaufenthalte verwalten
- kann Grundkrankheiten nach beliebigen Schlagworten gruppieren
- kann alle Besuche eines Patienten anzeigen / ändern
- kann einzelne Karteizeilen zwischen verschiedenen Patientenkontakten hin- und herbewegen
- kann Verlaufsnotizen (Karteieinträge) löschen
- kann Arbeitsplatzkonfigurationen (Anmeldung, Sprechzimmer ... ) via Oberfläche löschen
- kann aus dem Laborblatt ein (frei konfigurierbares ) Laborlexikon aufrufen
- kann Laborwerttypen verwalten
- kann Metatypen für (unterschiedlich benannte aber inhaltlich gleiche) Laborwerttypen verwalten
- kann einen externes Programm zur Berechnung des Myokardinfarkt / Schlaganfallrisikos starten
- kann ARRIBA Schlaganfallrechner installieren
- kann LOINC (http://www.dimdi.de/static/de/ehealth/loinc/index.htm) herunterladen und installieren
- kann ATC Daten importieren
- kann sich im Begrüssungsdialog der Datenbank abmelden
- kann Personen / Patienten ohne Geburtsdatum handhaben
- kann das Geburtsdatum/Sterbedatum einer Person besser handhaben
- kann Personen aus der Datenbank entfernen

- hat einen neuen/einfacherern Platzhalterstil für OpenOffice-Dokumente
- hat einen besseren Schutz gegen fehlerhafte Übersetzungen
- hat eine verbesserte Laborwertdarstellung
- hat eine verbesserte Programmfehler-Meldefunktionalität
- hat eine verbesserte Patienteneingabemaske
- die Krankheitsepisoden werden bessert formatiert angezeigt
- zeigt einen informativeren , konfigurierbaren Start/Datenbankdialog

- zeigt Änderungen der Karteikarte in der chronologischen Karteikarte
- ist robuster gegen fehlkonfigurierte Arbeitsplätze

- Windowspakete installieren und konfigurieren nun bei Bedarf den Datenbankserver
- Windowsversion und Sever laufen nun von einer Festplatte oder vom USB-Stick

Pakete erscheinen in den nächsten Tagen als Demo-CD, Windows-Version, Linuxversionen (Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE) sowie MacOS X, USB-Stick-Mobilversion

Die neuesten Infos gibt es jeweils unter www.gnumed.de

Thursday, August 13, 2009

GNUmed 0.5.0 and server v11 released

Dear colleagues,

I am proud to announce GNUmed 0.5.0 "The Lil' Louis" Release.

This has taken much longer than I would have hoped. There
has been a lot of functionality and usability testing going
on with tons of bugs getting fixed and lots of issues
straightened out.

Here's a rundown on what this new GNUmed version has to

- can track hospital stays
- can group health issues by arbitrary grouping tag
- can display/edit all encounters of a patient in a list
- can move individual soap rows between encounters
- can delete progress notes
- can delete workplaces from GUI
- can show measurements encyclopedia from grid
- can manage measurement types
- can list meta measurement types
- can start external MI/stroke risk assessment calculator
- can install ARRIBA MI/stroke risk assessment calculator
- can download and import LOINC data
- can import ATC data
- can disconnect from database welcome message dialog
- can handle persons without DOB
- can display deceased person's age properly
- can remove persons from the database

- new/simpler placeholder style for OOo documents
- protection against translation errors (%s-count mismatch in _())
- improved display of measurement types in grid
- improved sending of bug reports (log = attachment)
- improved new-patient dialog
- improved sorting of documents in formatted episode summary
- improved "About Database"/startup banner
- improved episode formatting

- has some revision info in EMR Journal view
- has built-in fallback workplace for problem situations

Beyond that there are a host of little improvements here and
there generally making GNUmed a better place to work in.

You can grab tarball packages here:


Note that you will have to run the database upgrade
procedure if you want to keep using an existing database.
This is described here:


You can upgrade from any v10 fixup level to v11.0.

So, please download and enjoy and report the bugs !