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Community: Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps to Use Open Source Software

Jul 18, 2004, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Walt Pennington for this information. ]

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps ("RAM") is hosting a free healthcare event and will use open source software to assist with patient management and recordkeeping.

RAM will be using OpenEMR software for its remote free medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia on July 23-25, 2004. RAM clinics provide free medical care to anyone. At last year's event, RAM provided $653,000 in services to over 4,700 people in 2 1/2 days with 950 volunteer health workers. No one is paid and RAM's support is based on donations.

In prior years, all patient management and record keeping was done using paper. Beginning in 2004, RAM will use OpenEMR to register patients and for electronic medical records.

RAM needs:

  1. Medical providers;
  2. Medical equipment technicians; and
  3. Technology support and software developers.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tim, the technical project manager.

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