Towards an open-source oncology electronic medical records system for low-resource settings: Development of chemotherapy management in OpenMRS

Johnblack K. Kabukye, Alexis M. Casaceli, Ellen Ball, Mario de Armas, Ronald Cornet

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Cancer is a major public health challenge in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In this paper, we describe work in progress to develop functionality within an open-source electronic medical records system to support safe and standardized cancer care in low-resource settings. We engaged cancer care providers from LMICs to elicit and prioritize requirement, and following a rapid application development approach we developed chemotherapy prescription and documentation functionality within OpenMRS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: 25 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019

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