Updated Mar 01, 2018

A Sustainable Model for ​National Public Health systems Development using open source ERP Framework

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The objective of the innovation project is to provide A Sustainable Model for ​National Public Health systems Development using open source ERP Framework. It is based on aan international pilot project to teach development of free and open source hospital Information systems at the national level using a live pre installed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System supported by United Nations Un...
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The objective of the innovation project is to provide A Sustainable Model for ​National Public Health systems Development using open source ERP Framework. It is based on aan international pilot project to teach development of free and open source hospital Information systems at the national level using a live pre installed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System supported by United Nations University in collaboration with National University of Malaysia.
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The mechanism is based on a layered approach.We have developed live image with pre installed free and open source ERP framework -Tryton® (A fork of openERP®) and a free and open source health and hospital information system GNU Health® that supports electronic medical records (EMR) which is developed on top of the ERP framework as the second layer. We considered the two layer system as a domain specific application development framework for further agile development of information systems in the healthcare information technology area. Model has proven success in training programs to conduct for participants as health informatics professionals invited from ministry of health from selected developing countries to participate in the ERP training program at United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU- IIGH) to learn agile development of open source hospital information system based on our innovative model based on ERP concept to adopt the solution in public hospitals and clinics in their respective country.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

The model includes guidelines to develop and adopt health and hospital information systems to bedeployed in many different scenarios: from small private offices, to large, national public health systems. The model was examined and continuesly improving based on the feedback from experts and it was tested at of United Nations University in an international pilot study. The model has proven it's success to be used in adopting the hospital information system at national level at Jamica.
We used the model in aParticipants even those without IS background could understand and appreciate ERP framework concepts and flexibility of HIS systems working on top of this framework. During the course all participants could create a sample company and to configure base modules and HIS module. Participants successfully mapped general business requirements of a hospital to the ERP modules including units, wards, beds, etc. By providing an image file, participants spent their time on functional parts and they learned to do small technical changes as well without involving into the technical complexity of installation of ERP systems. Although we had participants who never worked with any Linux packages, Based on the interview sessions after the course, we found that they are confident on how to run the ERP server in Ubuntu® in their Virtual Box® and how to make small changes in the ERP framework.
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Focus Areas:

Health

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Implemented In:

Jamaica, Malaysia and Australia

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Planned Goals and Milestones

It's being prepared to be a national plan proposal to upgrade and implement a national health information system across the country. Proposal was prepared and sent to Government of Sudan.
It is expected that the results can be used for improvement of development of any capacity building training course to adopt information systems development with the objective of building capacity and developm human resource that can further develop and maintain such systems in their respective countries without being dependant to external consultants and vendors. we will continue to improve theteaching ERP framework adoptionfile by including more automated functions and to bundle more learning tools inside the image based on experts feedback. Our future work in this area will also continue focusing on contributions to the layered approach and to continue contributing to the modules and to focus on providing recommendation for implementation procedures and critical success factors of adoption of free and open source ERP frameworks in hospitals and Health centers in national level and expand the model in different areas including educational information systems.
Funding Goal45,900,000

Milestone

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Australia
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New Country Implemented In
Malaysia
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New Country Implemented In
Jamaica

Supporting Materials

1-s2.0-S2212017313004763-main_0.pdf