FYI - we shall be sending individual invitations to the members of the Uganda OpenMRS community
The Ministry of Health has concluded the 2018 HMIS Review with the finalization and release of the 2019 HMIS tools. As we prepare for the national rollout and switchover to the new tools, existing information systems including UgandaEMR need to be updated to conform to the new tools.
UgandaEMR is a distribution of OpenMRS that includes modifications and extensions to cater for the needs of the Ugandan healthcare environment. UgandaEMR began as an initiative of MoH, WHO and CDC to pilot and adopt OpenMRS Express as an national EMR. In July 2016, the Ministry of Health officially rebranded OpenMRS Express to UgandaEMR and provided strategic guidance for the country for the customization and roll out.
The UgandaEMR hackathon aims to have the current set of HMIS tools in UgandaEMR (including HIV Exposed Infants, Safe Male Circumcision, Tuberculosis, Laboratory investigations, MCH: Antenatal, Maternity and PostNatal forms) and the Outpatient clinic forms updated to the 2019 versions.
We also hope that by bringing members of the local UgandaEMR/OpenMRS community together, we can promote networking and collaboration. Let us build capacity in the UgandaEMR community, highlight integration opportunities and share best practices working with & developing for and extending UgandaEMR.
The activity will be held from October 14, 2019 to October 25, 2019 at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala, facilitated by UgandaEMR team from Ministry of Health, METS, and OpenMRS Inc, with participants from Implementing Partners, CDC, SITES, DoD and qualifying members of the UgandaEMR community in Uganda.
A writeup from previous bootcamp is at https://mets.or.ug/ugandaemr-bootcamp-2017/