Monday, September 27, 2010

GNUmed EMR available for Ubuntu

It has taken a while but now it is out. GNUmed 0.8 series is now available as Ubuntu packages. This has been made possible by the Debian med team. GNUmed 0.8 is a major feature update of the medical record application.

Head over to our wiki at and install it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

GNUmed in Debian and Ubuntu - when software becomes critical to your health

Both Debian and Ubuntu are about to release now versions of their respective distributions. Both include GNUmed, an electronic medical record. Previous releases never really shiped a fitting candidate for people to try out. This time we opted to provide a well tested version. But it turns out that a bug was found that had the potential to cause some serious medical trouble such as allergic reactions.

At this point both distributions were frozen to be further stabilized and no updates are allowed during that period to avoid introducing new bugs. However because of the severity of the problem we asked both the Debian people and the Ubuntu people to make and exception and include a fixed version of GNUmed.

Both camps agreed that this was the best option and included an updated version of GNUmed into their software repositories. Well done.

Sebastian Hilbert, MD