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http://kenyaemr.orgThe current scope of this site is the documentation of the KenyaEMR project - a tailored distribution of OpenMRS which meets the requirements laid out in the Kenya Ministry of Health document: 2011 Kenya EMR Standards and Guidelines.

This web site is maintained by the Informatics group of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), who are contracted through their Nairobi and Seattle offices to support the Government of Kenya in strengthening components of the national health information infrastructure, including electronic medical records.

I-TECH is a center in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco

History:  Active development on the KenyaEMR distribution of OpenMRS began in June, 2012, as an application of the OpenMRS Cello project, which featured a new approach to OpenMRS user interfaces.  The KenyaEMR work also relies on the virtual appliance model developed by I-TECH to support iSante, (a non-OpenMRS EMR used widely in Haiti), OpenELIS/Global (a lab information system used in Haiti, Vietnam, and Cote d'Ivoire), and other I-TECH software activities.

Related Work:  Prior to the KenyaEMR work, I-TECH staff in Nairobi, Kisumu, and Seattle, working with CDC in Kisumu and Kisian, and FACES/UCSF in Kisumu, developed two implementions of OpenEMRConnect, and interchangeability framework implemented to support exchange of health data between the CPAD EMR (developed by ICAP), and the western Kenya demographic surveillance system.  OEC is a standards based framework implemented (in Phase 2) using the Mirth interface engine.  

Public OEC documentation has tapered off since early 2012, but but a lot of stuff is linked off here: