Jamaican Ministry Of Health Is The First To Adopt Free And Open Source Health System Nationwide

Gabriela Brenes | opensource.com | November 28, 2013

If yu waa good, yu nose affi run. "Success requires hard work" is the meaning of this Jamaican proverb.

With a bright Caribbean sun and an even brighter welcoming crew, GNU Health unshipped in a new bay recently. In cooperation with the Jamaican Ministry of Health, a group from GNU Solidario visited the country and officially inaugurated the project of deploying GNU Health, a free health and hospital information system, within their public health care system.

This step is a tipping point in health history worldwide; Jamacia is the first country to embrace GNU Health nationwide.

A herculean task, the implementation demands integrations from all the regions and health departments in the country. The Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Jean Dixon, MD, and the Director of Information Communications Technology for the government of Jamacia, Gary Campbell, extended their blessing while announcing the Government of Jamacia Free and Open Source Software Migration project and how it will operate with the implementation of GNU Health.