I am Mike Huang, a senior student majoring in Basic Medical Science at Peking University Health Science Center in China. I want to join in the GSoC 2017 and contribute to the OpenMRS project.
In my sophomore year, I started to participate in the research led by the Department of Medical Informatics in our school. The project demanded decent data analysis skills, during which I polish my python programming. After that, I joined a team at the Software Engineering Institute, helping to patch their APIserver based on java servlet and JSP, which aims to be a handy visualized tool for android developers. However, I’m still looking forward to contribute to Health IT, since it seems like a perfect field for me provided my interdisciplinary background.
The first thing I assume why I want to join OpenMRS is that I want to fill the gap between developers and health care staff.
The second thing is the limited access to open source EHR system in China due to the overall low involvement to Health IT community in the country. I have noticed the map in your website indicated regions benefited from OpenMRS, which doesn’t involve China.
All in all, I’m so excited to find a community dedicated to Health IT and I’m looking forward to get started here. Any comments and feedback would be gratefully appreciated.