Paul Biondich

Paul Biondich
Project Lead, OpenMRS

Website | @pbiondich

I am a medical informatics researcher and pediatrician whose research interests include informatics interventions in resource constrained environments, decision support systems and controlled medical vocabularies. I am the co-founder and leader of OpenMRS, an open source medical record system platform to support underserved populations, which is currently deployed in over 40 countries throughout the world. I also oversee infomatics activities at the first implementation of OpenMRS: the Academic Model for the Prevention and Treatment of HIV (AMPATH) in Eldoret, Kenya. These projects provide a rich substrate that allows me to study these unique environments and learn the effectiveness of various health informatics interventions applied to these settings. I participate in international architectural development efforts, both through my leadership of a WHO Collaborating Centre in Medical Informatics, and in the formation of a new adaptive technical assistance community that supports national planning and implementation of health information sharing architectures (OpenHIE).

Sessions

Healthcare
Location: E146
Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Burke Mamlin (OpenMRS), Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health)
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(3.67, 3 ratings)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of building Health IT platforms instead of out-of-the box systems? How can people building these systems share tools and resources with others in different countries who may do very different work? This panel of participants in the OpenMRS community will share their real-world experiences from multiple continents on a variety of scales. Read more.
Healthcare
Location: E146
Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Eduardo Jezierski (InSTEDD)
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(3.86, 7 ratings)
Open standards and open architecture support developing countries to build systems in a more thoughtful and pragmatic way. Through this approach, and using these tools, we can follow an example of how Rwanda has begun to design and develop a national health information system, and how this will allow other countries to do the same, more quickly and more effectively then ever before Read more.
Office Hours
Location: Expo Hall (Table B)
Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.)
Come chat with Michael Downey and the other OpenMRS presenters, Paul Biondich, Hamish Fraser, and Joaquin Blaya. Read more.

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