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[Health-announce] GNU Health 1.6 series released

From: Luis Falcon
Subject: [Health-announce] GNU Health 1.6 series released
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:35:05 -0300

Dear all :

I'm proud to announce GNU Health 1.6 series ! (original post with
pictures at

This series brings a lot of exciting features, both from the technical
and functional point of views.
On the technical side, the most important one is the compatibility
with Tryton 2.4, and the demo database, so you can test it with data.

On the functional side, improvements in the gynecology module,
especially in terms of screening (mammography, PAP tests,
colposcopies... ) and history taking.
There has been major changes in the services and billing
functionality, making easy the tracking of all the services done to a
patient, and what would be subject to invoicing.

Some of the features in the 1.6 series, in brief :

    * Compatible with Tryton 2.4
    * Full Patient clinical history reporting in LibreOffice
    * Included demo database with over 500 patients
    * Realtime charts and statistics graphics
    * Automatic  doctor assignment in patient evaluations
    * Add Gynecological Screening History - Mammography, PAP and colposcopy
    * Improve patient evaluation , diffferential diagnosis and
secondary conditions
    * Add disease groups, very useful for epidemiology
    * Better patient and contact tracking
    * Initial Tuberculosis lab tests, included in the MDG (Millennium
Development Goal # 6 ) module.

We have also included the Health services module. This new module
allows to group all the services done to a patient, in either
ambulatory or inpatient settings. The module will give the health
center the possibility to also invoice selected services to a specific
party (patient, insurance company .. ). Since the services are linked
to products, the health center will keep a detailed record of the
drugs and consumables used. They will also be able to relate the lab

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to this new version of
GNU Health. Thanks to the Tryton community for the great Tryton 2.4;
to my colleagues from Thymbra for developing the graphics / reporting
module (Sebastián), working on the documenation and testing (Cristina
and Selene) and, of course, to all the GNU Health and GNU community
for adopting and hosting our project !

About GNU Health

GNU Health is a free Health and Hospital Information System that
provides the following functionality :

        - Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
        - Hospital Information System (HIS)
        - Health Information System

GNU Health has been awarded the Best Project of Social Benefit from
the Free Software Foundation in 2012.

GNU Health is an official GNU Package , chosen by Richard Stallman,
and is part of GNU Solidario. GNU Solidario is a NGO that delivers
education and health to emerging economies with free software.

GNU Health is the Hospital Information System chosen by the United
Nations International Institute of Global Health.

Main site :

Governments hosting GNU Health through their portals :

    European Commission (EU) , JoinUp

    Brazil: Portal do Software P├║blico Brasileiro (SPB)

Luis Falcon
GNU Health

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