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A Kenyan Startup is Showing Global Businesses How to Talk to Their Customers

Lily Kuo | Quartz | May 25, 2016

A florist chain in Argentina, a food delivery service in Hong Kong, and a Singaporean travel agency—these are a few of the companies relying on a Kenyan startup to help them talk to their customers on WhatsApp, WeChat, and other messaging apps. Ongair, a Nairobi-based startup, says instant messaging could and should replace the traditional channels of customer service—frustrating phone calls, inefficient e-mail exchanges, online chats that don’t work well on a smartphone, or SMS messages that costs businesses per text...

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Driving innovation with Open Source

Clarice Africa | Asia-Pacific FurtureGov | May 23, 2013

For the last ten years, Estonia has been ranked as the ‘Best of the Best’ for e-government applications by the United Nations. Sikkut said part of their success can be attributed to the use of open source in projects such as: e-health; e-police and e-justice; national citizens and business portals; e-procurement; document exchange systems; and digital culture portals and systems. Read More »

Knowledge Unlatched Make Open Access Open for Trade Partners

Press Release | Knowledge Unlatched | June 28, 2016

Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is partnering with a number of sales agents specializing in library sales to better promote its Open Access offering to libraries. Starting in September, countries including Austria, Germany, Italy, Israel, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Turkey will be covered by three different partners: Schweitzer, Karger Libri and Casalini Libri will join KU’s long-standing partner LYRASIS and include information Knowledge Unlatched into their outreach towards librarians in their core markets...

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Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home Implements Napier Open Source Nursing Home Solution

Press Release | Napier Healthcare | November 17, 2014

110-Bed private nursing home calls on Napier Healthcare to automate its entire elderly care provider operations, increase efficiency and improve resident satisfaction

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mHealth Rapidly Becoming A Global Movement

Eric Wicklund | mHealth News | December 6, 2013

While mHealth technology may be saving lives in places like Africa and the Caribbean, in Europe, Asia and Australia the results aren't so dramatic. Healthcare is already an established industry there, and the adoption of mHealth tools and services is following a more gradual path. [...] Read More »

MMRGlobal IP Infringement Lawsuits, Allegations Continue

Donna Cusano | Telehealth & Telecare Aware | February 20, 2013

Personal Health Record (PHR) patent holder and penny-stock company MMRGlobal [TA 10 Feb] continues to keep law firms in the US, Australia and now Singapore very busy with various complaints of patent infringement, demanding monetary damages, a permanent injunction and presumably, a lucrative licensing deal. Read More »

OpenMRS Holds World Wide Summit in Singapore

OpenMRS held its first annual World Wide Summit for interested participants and contributors (including developers and implementers) in Singapore from December 8-14, 2015. The World Wide Summit meeting is designed to create a collaborative global space to share and discuss work and ideas about OpenMRS, showcase innovative development that has occurred over the last year, and support an OpenMRS Hackathon. This first annual summit was planned to build, support and grow the OpenMRS community as well as the OpenMRS software suite. The conference was attended by over 100 participants from 6 continents. There were more than 50 sessions by close to 30 speakers.

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OpenSpecimen Streamlines Management of Biospecimen Data

OpenSpecimen is an open source biobanking informatics platform that permits users to enter and retrieve data concerning the collection, storage, quality assurance, and distribution of biospecimens. Its most important feature is the ability to collect high-quality, standards-based data specific to a disease or set of study requirements. OpenSpecimen, previously known as caTissue, was initially developed with U.S. National Cancer Institute funding under the caBIG program. When the caBIG program closed down in 2011, Krishagni Solutions continued the development and support of caTissue while maintaining the open source nature of the product. In 2014, Krishagni renamed the product to OpenSpecimen to indicate that the product can support any disease (i.e. not just cancer) and any specimen type (i.e. not just tissue)...

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Q&A: The Non-Existent Public Option As ACA's Achilles' Heel

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | January 7, 2013

The words “single payer” are among the dirtiest in healthcare’s lexicon — but mostly here in America. Some of the other countries operating either single payer or so-called dual systems that essentially pit a public option against private care have seen certain measures of success. And that is among the reason that some other countries, such as Singapore, have superior healthcare. Read More »

Team Bahmni at the OpenMRS Worldwide Summit

ThoughtWorks first began contributing to OpenMRS in 2006 and since that time, we've had over fifty committers to OpenMRS in GitHub. Incidentally, one in every seven OpenMRS contributor in GitHub is a ThoughtWorker! Naturally, in 2013, when we had the opportunity to build Bahmni, an open source hospital information system, we choose OpenMRS as the underlying Electronic Medical Records System (EMR). Bahmni leverages the mature data model and APIs of OpenMRS, whilst providing an out-of-the-box system that can be immediately used by hospitals.

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Two-Thirds Of The World’s Mobiles Are Dumb Phones. Meet The Company Getting Them Online

Sruthijith KK | Quartz | June 9, 2014

And yet U2opia mobile, a Singapore-based company founded by Indian entrepreneurs, has catapulted to 17 million users in 36 countries as a result. To understand why, you have to unlearn Facebook—its blue background, viral videos, photo uploads—as you know it. And put yourself in the position of someone who has never been on the internet before. Read More »

What Does Singapore Know About Selling Healthcare Products?

Jacqueline Fellows | HealthLeaders Media | July 3, 2013

Buying health insurance in the U.S. is not yet as straightforward as other consumer purchases, but that is changing. Health systems in Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand are far ahead of us in offering consumer choice and addressing health disparities. Read More »

Why Southeast Asia Should Embrace the Open Source Movement

Thomas Gorissen | e27 | October 21, 2015

In the last five years, Southeast Asia has grown to become a big consumer of modern web technologies to create digital products and services. More and more tech companies from the US are opening offices here and many with the goal to build engineering and development offices for their regional needs.

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OpenMRS Worldwide Summit 2015 [Updated]

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
December 8, 2015 (All day) - December 14, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Singapore Management University (SMU) Singapore
Singapore

OpenMRS Inc., the non-profit organization supporting the OpenMRS community, is hosting a new annual global gathering of contributors called OpenMRS Worldwide Summit, focused on building and growing both our community and our software. While our OpenMRS Implementers Meetings will continue to bring together OpenMRS implementers & health care professionals to focus on how OpenMRS is used, the annual Worldwide Summit will bring together OpenMRS people of all types, and will offer them opportunities to share their work, as well as discuss how software will evolve in the coming year. The first OpenMRS Summit is happening 8-14 December 2015 in Singapore. Read on for more information about the schedule and logistics.

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