Two Regenstrief Innovators Win AMIA's Lindberg Award for Open Source EHR Work in Developing Countries

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | November 8, 2016

The prize recognizes technological research and innovation in informatics.

Burke Mamlin, MD, and Paul Biondich, MD, of the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine, will receive the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics from the American Medical Informatics Association for their work on open source software.

AMIA's Lindberg award recognizes individuals for technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics. Mamlin, an internist, and Biondich, a pediatrician, are pioneers in the development, testing, and use of open source software to support the delivery of healthcare in developing countries.

OpenMRS – the system that stemmed from their concept – is designed to be usable in resource-poor environments and can be customized with modules – laboratory test ordering and reporting, for example, or public health reporting – without programming. It is intended as a medical record system platform that can be adopted and modified wherever required...