[lug] Remote Healthcare Training for the Developing World pilot - advice needed!

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Tue Sep 23 11:51:04 MDT 2008

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 11:24:41 -0600
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org ("Michael J. Hammel") wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 09:38 -0700, Gail Austin wrote:
> > 
> > We plan to use all open source content and software on ultra-lowcost
> > PCs so that this system will make sense to deploy in the developing
> > world. I have training development experience on Windows ($$$$
> > hissss.....) and stacks of COTS software (even more $$$$$$$$), but
> > none on Linux. HELP! I need advice and counsel on which version of
> > Linux to use, as well as the most promising open source software
> > stack for this application.
> I don't know much about this topic but some places you might start
> your reserarch are:
> http://linuxmednews.com/
> http://medsphere.org/index.jspa
> The latter seems to have some open source software for healthcare.
> http://www.openemr.net/index.jsp - medical record software
> Which version of Linux to use will draw a large number of suggestions.
> Since you have a specific set of software application needs I suggest
> you first find that software and then check which Linux distributions
> they recommend.

In addition to that, have you considered talking to the OLPC folks? 

They are mostly geared toward childrens education, but the machines are
really well constructed for rural locations. It should be possible to
develop your applications to run in the sugar framework. 

Just a thought. 

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