XIV International Workshop on eHealth in Emerging Economies

11:00 - 11:45 Core team International GNU Health Welcome session
11:45 - 12:30 Richard Fitton England GNU Solidario

Open Notes, Patient autonomy and Patient Agency.

Open Notes aid Patient understanding and improve the achievement of informed consent.
Open Notes also have the potential to train and educate patients to be part of the health team of the processes of clinical and information governance.

The presentation looks at recent changes in record processin,Open Notes aid Patient understanding and improve the achievement of informed consent.
Open Notes also have the potential to train and educate patients to be part of the health team of the processes of clinical and information governance.

The presentation looks at recent changes in record processing, changes in health culture bought about by digital medicine and future roles for the UN and WHO. changes in health culture bought about by digital medicine and future roles for the UN and WHO.

12:30 - 13:15 Lorena Franco-Martinez Spain  

Use of cost-effective technologies for a routine clinical pathology laboratory.

Clinical pathology is a medical speciality focused on diseases' diagnosis, prognosis and treatment monitoring based on the analysis of tissues or biofluids. However, the need for highly sophisticated instruments that usually have high acquisition and maintenance costs is a major limiting factor for clinical pathology laboratories, especially in developing countries, resulting in poorer patient care.

There has been a considerable increase of free and open-source hardware and software alternatives to commercial products in the last decade. Most of these technologies are designed based on a new, decentralized, participatory and transparent approach, providing several advantages, such as free sharing of information and rapid local manufacturing. Besides, the economic savings –up to 99% for some cases- can dramatically increase the availability of affordable assays to be performed in clinical pathology laboratories.

Some of these technologies are 3D printing technology and Arduino, which have proved to be valuable approaches for building simple do-it-yourself lab equipment. For example, micropipettes or magnetics racks can be made at significantly lower costs than similar equipment commercially available, also allowing high customization. A wide variety of point-of-care-test has the power to identify, detect and monitor changes in organisms with a series of advantages compared to traditional methods, including anyplace and real-time monitoring, do not need specific instruments nor personnel, and low sample volume. And there is a variety of free/libre and open-source software that can be adapted to the user needs and constitute feasible alternatives to proprietary digital tools.

Overall, it is expected that these tools will continue evolving in the following years, contributing to cost-effective assays that would further extend the set of clinical pathology tests suitable for use inside and outside the laboratories, making it more accessible worldwide.

13:15 - 14:00 Moomtahina Fatima Bangladesh IFMSA Bangladesh

Towards transcendence: Getting global with IFMSA Bangladesh.

IFMSA Bangladesh is a non-profit medical students' organisation in Bangladesh that exists only for the goal of "empowering medicos." Ever since it was founded, it has been unwavering in its pursuit of success. Using a 12-committee structure and support divisions, IFMSA Bangladesh has accomplished incredible things in public health, social awareness, human rights and world peace, medical research programs, employment possibilities, and sexual and reproductive health.

IFMSA BD has not only built an effective means to modernise the training of Bangladeshi medical students, but it has also helped the entire public of Bangladesh through its projected activities. Various techniques to influence education have emerged over time, with the digitalisation of learning and working environments ensuring the most practical ways for students to make a difference in real-world settings.

Although it's exciting to be entering the third decade of the twenty-first century, IFMSA BD will have to find new ways to work on public health and social medicine and discover new ways to operate. Due to its prominent position in Social medicine and Digital healthcare, GNU Solidario is the ideal partner as they embark on this brand-new age. In this presentation, we'll talk about the IFMSA BD's goals in Bangladeshi social medicine and how the GNU Health Alliance can assist them in reaching those goals.

14:00 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:45 Cristián Maureira Chile Qt

Qt for Python in Qt 6: More than just bindings.

With the release of Qt 6, many developers have been moving away from 5.15 mainly for all the new improvements, bug fixes, new features, etc. So is the Python story the same?

Since the initial 6.0.0 release, the Qt for Python project had one goal in mind, boost Qt with the power of Python, and with ideas from a different community and ecosystem.

In this talk, we will go through all the things you get on top of Qt for being a Python developer, but don't worry, you also will get a glimpse of how you can boost your C++ applications with Python in case you are a C++ developer.

There are many features planned for future 6.x releases that will certainly improve the current state of PySide and Shiboken, so you will get to know the main milestones that lie ahead.

15:45 - 16:30 Ricardo Morte-Ferrer Germany GNU Solidario

Philosophical Counseling in Cancer Patients.

As Luis Falcón always mentions, GNU Health is a Social Medicine Project with technology behind. Another well known sentence from Luis is “putting people before patients”. In this way of working and helping people, Philosophical Counseling could play a real important role. Quoting Epicurus “Empty is the philosopher's argument by which no human suffering is therapeutically treated ... there is no benefit in philosophy if it does not drive out diseases of the soul”.

Although Philosophical Counseling is not a therapy, it can be therapeutic in different ways and it may help in not instrumental terms too. To mention some points: It can help cancer patients to feel better, and to cope better with their illness, it can help cancer patients to make better decisions about their own health and it can empower cancer patients by assisting them in creating therapeutic communities, and more just and responsive health care systems. In this presentation we will introduce some information about Philosophical Counseling for Cancer Patients.

16:30 - 17:15 Ingrid Spessotti Argentina UNER Towards Digital Health on the Primary Health Care Network of Diamante.
17:15 - 18:00 David Benqué France Cryptpad

CryptPad: collaboration suite, end-to-end encrypted and open-source.

Storing documents in the so-called "cloud" and collaborating on them in real-time is an expected feature of today's tech platforms. However, convenience and productivity come at the cost of privacy. In most cases, the services that store documents and enable real-time editing also gain access to the data in order to mine it for their own profit.

CryptPad offers an alternative online office suite that is end-to-end encrypted and fully open-source. It includes all the applications and tools for productive collaboration: text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, kanban boards and more. All data is encrypted/decrypted in the browser, which means no readable data ever leaves the user's device.

In this talk I will present CryptPad's features and talk about how the project has been developed to date. I hope to encourage discussion with the GNU Health audience about leveraging existing CryptPad features in a healthcare context, and about which future developments would be needed in this area.

18:00 - 18:45 Sebastien Jogdone Belgium Orthanc On the top of Orthanc - TCIA, indexer, Python plugins and more news.
18:45 - 19:30 Lina Ceballos Germany FSFE

Public Money? Public Code! in the midst of Corona.

The Corona crisis has made clear not only how much we rely on digital infrastructure, but also how much of digital development we have missed in recent years. Administrations, and many employers as well, were not prepared for this. Some solutions were chosen to overcome this challenge without much consideration on the effects and consequences that these technologies can have. Data and privacy risks were not taken into consideration, neither the dependency to single vendors.

Nevertheless, some good practices have taken place, and Free Software has become more a more of a topic and more and more administration have understood the advantages it provides.

ina will take a look at the role that Free Software played in the last crisis and how it could help overcoming future ones, by pointing to the the principle of “Public Money? Public Code! and the role that governments, public bodies, administrations have in this.

19:30 - 20:15 Thomas Markey England Fosshost

Supporting the FOSS Ecosystem by Fosshost.

British born Thomas Markey launched Fosshost April 2020 with a mission to modernise and revolutionise the open source community with reliable and stable cloud computing. To date Fosshost has served more than 250 open source projects and continues to innovate and help projects daily.


GHCon 2021

11:00 – 11:45 Doug DeMaio Germany openSUSE openSUSE SLE/Leap compatibility.
11:45 – 12:30 Axel Braun Germany GNU Health SuperSize Me! Let's talk about upgrades.
12:30 - 13:10 Luis Falcon Spain GNU Solidario Integrating nodes with the GNU Health Federation.
13:15 - 14:00 Gerald Wiese Germany  

GNU Health – Automatic Deployment.

This presentation will be about the automatic deployment of GNU Health servers and workstations. You can easily set up the HMIS node, Thalamus, Orthanc and a workstation using the presented Ansible scripts. During installation and configuration, additional features including public key certificates, HTTPS reverse proxies, automatic backups, Fail2ban and e-mail notifications may be chosen for the servers. After presenting the Ansible scripts I will show a short demo video where I deploy a system with all previously mentioned features and components using virtual machines.

Since October GNU Health has become a bigger part of the teaching courses of the department Computational Health Informatics at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. Currently, the students are already using the Ansible scripts in order to get their own GNU Health instance for upcoming exercises.

14:00 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:45 Etienne Saliez Belgium   News from Assisted Intelligence in Medicine using Graphs.
15:45 - 16:30 Francisco Moyano Argentina UNER Thalamus: Challenge of implementing and using a federator at the local level.
16:30 - 18:30 GNU Health (Original Version) International  

Réponse urgente du bureau de GNU Health en Haïti. ,Où sommes-nous maintenant?.
(Pierre Michel Augustin)

Suite au tremblement de terre de 14 Août 2021, frappant la partie Sud du pays, j’ai reçu plusieurs messages et appels de solidarité des amis nationaux et internationaux. C’est à partir de cela que le président de GNU Solidario, Monsieur Luis Falcón, m’a demandé, étant que représentant de GNU Health Haïti, comment l’organisation peut venir en aide?

Cette question va être répondu en 3 étapes:

1) Nous nous étions mis d’accord d’organiser un levé de fond en ligne. Ce levé de fond a duré environ un mois et c’était très bien selon le commentaire du président de cette dite organisation. Cet argent va nous permettre de venir en aide aux victimes du séisme et créer un bureau de GNU Health en Haïti.

2) En parallèle, l’équipe de GNU Health Haïti, pour des raisons éthiques et stratégiques, cherche des organisations humanitaires qui sont dans le Grand Sud afin d’apporter notre aide avec efficience. C’est ainsi que nous avons choisi: Association des Jeunes Universitaires pour le Developpement de la Grand’anse (AJUDG), Brigade d’Intervention Médicale (BIM) et Médecins du mode. La coordinatrice de AJUDG nous a mis en contact avec un responsable de BIM, et ce dernier nous a envoyé la liste des intrants et médicaments avec le prix d’achat en monnaie nationale. Depuis l’Espagne, Médecins du monde et GNU Solidario ont signé un accord, c’est par la suite de cet accord que Médecins du monde ont transporté les intrants et les médicaments de l’Espagne vers Haïti. Durant la rédaction de ce texte, Médecins du monde travaillent à l’Hôpital de Jérémie et le Centre de Santé de Moron et Chambellan. Dans les jours avenir, nous allons rejoindre le BIM pour terminer la coopération de réponse d’urgence dans le Grand Ssud

3) Pour la création du bureau, l’équipe de GNU Health Haïti a élaboré un budget qui contient 4 sections: le coût de l’énergie solaire, le coût de fournitures de bureau, le coût de promotion et le coût fixe par année.

Le paiement de l’espace qui va loger le bureau de GNU Health en Haïti vient d’être effectué. Nous avons un certificat de reconnaissance GNU Health Haïti de la part de la Municipalité de Limbé, les pro-forma, un formulaire d’évaluation de besoin pour les partenaires, une liste de potentiels partenaires et un plan de marketing. Ce projet nous tient à cœur et nous continuerons à travailler d’arrache-pied pour l’implantation de ce bureau.

Experiencias profesionales en el proceso de implementación de GNU Health en el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19.
(Maia Iturain, Marcia C. Gutierrez y Ernesto Ridel)

Mejorando los procesos de atención en el primer nivel de atención con GNU Health.
(Carlos Scotta)

Sistemas de información para la gestión de políticas de salud.
(Fernando L. Sassetti)
18:30 - 19:00       Round table
19:00 - 19:30       Social Medicine Awards