What factor was the deciding point to make this project a worldwide use, as opposed to customizing it to a country such as the US?
The US has a very poor track record of developing health information technology which works with different use cases. Whether those use cases are different locations in the US or half-way around the planet, the flexibility of the software is the same. However, that’s not really the reason… as OpenMRS started in Africa (Kenya) and was designed based on lessons learned from Regenstrief and others. The Millennium Villages Project needed a platform to implement in 10 sub-saharan African countries. This all combined with the open source community to produce a global platform, albeit especially designed for low-resource settings, wherever they were.
Thanks for the response @akanter
The background to this project makes it all the more interesting
What an awesome project this is!