Greece for veterinary private practices (might find some interesting functions)
software is used for:
-appointments of a day.
-electronic medical record - store information on animal's health (lab exams, imaging, vaccines, pills). This must be connected to an owner (like child to parent). 2 useful parameters are: when we enter the vaccine or pill, there must add a notice of the appointment (follow ups). Also if the animal is young, to show the suggestion of vaccination program (docs will be able to add this).
-lab results handling (with normal numbers) - connected to the EMR, when adding some biochemical or blood exams-parameters and some clinical symptoms to show diferential diagnosis. Since the diseases are different on types of animals (and humans), it's when setting up the program, to choose what type of practice this is, so there will be a file created by doctors who wants to share it with the rest of the world or the user-doctor will be able to create it himself (very helpful for vets is http://www.skyscape.com/estore/productdetail.aspx?productid=2363#).
-medication databases with calculator. We have to calculate the dossage according to animal, weight etc. If it's possible, the database will be a file that a doctor can modify since there are different names of medication arround the world.
-accounting and invoice (a small type of ERP) with the option for the doctor NOT to use it.
- Office suite connected to EMR software for all kinds of patient related letters and printing their EMR card.
- sms gate (don't know how this is done). A trick to vets is to SMS the owner that tomorrow his dog must get the pill or vaccine. As reminder because owners don't remember. I imagine the program can check the tomorrow's day and get the mobile phones of the owners as list and send them SMS by press of a button.
Of course connected to default e-mail client and fax software.
That is all I can think of (and used in the past). As I mentioned in the past, the program must be easy to use by the doctor since doctors want something to work with and not learn HOW the program works. They don't care about servers or SQL etc. They want everything to be done by the press of a button.
As we agreed about finding out the requirements of practitioners, it
would be nice to get them listed.
It may seem like a foolish question, but bear with me. :)
1. In general practice what are the tasks that need uses of software?
I am pleased to announce the release of version 0.6.0 of the GNUmed EMR client
and version 12.0 of the GNUmed EMR server.
The GNUmed project builds free, liberated open source Electronic Medical
Record software to assist and improve longitudinal care. It is made available
at no charge and is capable of running on GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It
is developed by a handful of medical doctors and programmers from all over the
world. It can be useful to anyone documenting the health of patients
including, but not limited to, doctors, physical therapists, occupational
The big improvements are
- LaTeX based letter writing
- medication handling
The full list of changes:
- can promote an episode to being a health issue
- can add home phone/external ID to newly created patient directly
- can track diagnostic certainty classification (ABCD) on episodes and issues
- can track procedures performed on a patient
- can do end user friendly free-text search across all EMRs
- can move all progress notes of a pre-selected list of encounters to another
- can manage provinces
- can manage substance intake
- can print medication list
- can print LaTeX as well as OOo letters
- referral letter template contributed by Rogerio Luz and James Busser
- can interface with German "MMI/Gelbe Liste" external drug database
- show info on drug/substance by PZN / name
- show interactions
- import drugs/substances
- can display UI in Polish and a few other languages (all partially)
- can include potential problems in problem list of soap plugin
- can remove DOB from person
- improved (more) placeholders
- gender to re placement mapper
- medication list
- allergies list
- problems list
- improved inbox
- improved tarballs: include schema/API docs, better names
- improved import path detection
Get your copy here:
Yes, this will require you to upgrade your existing v11
./upgrade-db.sh 11 12
There are Fedora packages available from
The quality of these packages is not overly high as I am new to this process.
If anyone could take a look. That would be great.
Sources and spec files are available from the OpenSUSE build service.
Please enjoy and report bugs !
on behalf of the GNUmed team