Greetings from Bhubaneswar, India!
At the outset I would like to congratulate the entire OpenMRS team for the great work being done.
Please allow me to introduce myself as Narasingha Panigrahi, an electrical engineer with a decade of experience working in the IT sector with companies such as Tech Mahindra, Deloitte, IBM and SAP Labs as a SAP CRM Technical Consultant. I have always been interested in using technology to drive innovation and trans formative change in the public sector for public good. To pursue this interest, I have started on my entrepreneurial journey, working as a Director at Siddha Development Research and Consultancy Pvt Limited, a for profit social enterprise that works on enabling social change initiatives. SDRC works across three verticals, Social Research, Capacity Building and Developing technology solutions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of social development projects.
We engage with development agencies to help implement low cost open source technologies for efficient collection, collation and analysis of data to help decision makers derive in depth insights related to the implementation of the programmes. We have implemented social change initiatives in Health, Education, Child Protection, WASH sectors working with development partners such as UNICEF, UNDP, Worldbank, Trocaire, PwC, Asian Development Bank and many other NGOs. Over the last 6 years of its existence SDRC has implemented more than 40 projects in geographies such as India, Palestine, Philippines, Africa, USA, and Europe. We have a 40 member strong team stationed at our headquarters, located in Odisha, one of the most underdeveloped states of India. We are attempting to a global player in the development sector while working out of a difficult environment.
In terms of technology, we have a strong focus on leveraging open source technologies like ODK, Spring , Android, Angular JS, D3 JS, Ionic and other frameworks for implementing our social change initiative programs. We have pioneered in changing the way EVM(Effective Vaccine Management) programme is implemented in India by automating the collect , collate, analyze cycle using open source technologies. We have been able to drastically reduce the time required to complete the EVM assessment across health facilities in multiple states of India, and help in more efficient planning and decision making.
I invite the community to visit our website at www.sdrc.co.in , to know more about the work we are doing.
We are seeking to engage with wider open source communities to help multiply our impact by collaborating with experts in Health information systems and contribute towards a future where information systems used for public health are as effective and efficient as the private sector.
I would be eager to learn from the community and explore possibilities of implementing OpenMRS and related technologies to the several use cases that we encounter during our interaction with several development partners.
Thank you and congratulations every one for the wonderful work being done through OpenMRS.