Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gelbe Liste Medikamentendatenbank unter Linux

Die Medikamentendatenbank Gelbe Liste von MMI lässt sich auch unter Linux nutzen. Dazu benötigt man Wine. Es lässt sich problemlos installieren. Man sollte auf die eingesetze Wine-Version achten. Die Testversion 1.3.21 scheint zu neu und produziert einen Absturz. Die Version 1.1.9 funktioniert prächtig.

Monday, October 19, 2009

GNUmed billing feature for US healthcare providers

Unofficial word has it that a company is working on a billing feature for GNUmed for US healthcare providers. Stay tuned. This could be a significant move for GNUmed.

Cardiac device plugin revisited

Unfortunately I haven't had time to work on the Cardiac device plugin. First GNUmed 0.5 had to be released. Then private activies consumed most of my free time. Not to mention rotating to another hospital.

Looking back I wanted to know why work has not progressed the way I would have liked it. I guess most of it is due to wanting everything at once. My dream plugin is so complex it just takes too much effort to implement. This is going to change. I have restarted in simpler steps. A first working version will be provided. Building on top of it I hope to be able to release a better one over time.

Keep it stupid simple is what I should have done from the beginning.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

GNUmed electronic medical record 0.5.1 released

GNUmed - the electronic medical record for physician's offices has been updated to version 0.5.1. It helps physicians, physiotherapists or occupational therapists as well as chiropractors keep track of their patient's health, diseases, treatments, hospital stays, medications. It provides an episode view which helps to keep on top of multiple episodes of multiple illnesses.

If you want the latest feature packaged for Ubuntu visit

Let us know if you run into trouble installing and running GNUmed.
You can try GNUmed with a publicly available data source or set up your own local database.

Help is available via our GNUmed for Ubuntu guide.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

GNUmed needs a press kit

Hi all,

I am looking for a voluteer to write up non-technical about GNUmed. If you can spare a minute please write a page or so that can be distributed to press and press-alike people.

Background: I was talking to the openSUSE guys about including it into the distribution and writing about it in the suse blogs.

They asked me to provide some non-technical information on GNUmed.

I believe this document should include:

- GNUmed is an electronic medical record program

- Targeted at medical offices - not hospitals

- aimed at record keeping - not billing

- talk about some features

- talk about use cases

- who creates it and why

- what is desired for the future

Any help is really appreciated. I believe GNUmed's current feature set is big enough to raise awareness that GNUmed can be used in certain settings today.