I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and talk about the exciting work that I get to do on this project, helping to put together a state-of-the-art OpenMRS distribution, that supports rapid development, while also supporting consistent central management and easy updating of of hundreds of installations.
My name is Darius Jazayeri, and I've been working on electronic medical record systems for Partners in Health since 2002. I started while we were building a web-based EMR to support our MDR-TB and HIV programs, I was there when we co-founded the OpenMRS project with the Regenstrief Institute in 2005, and today PIH has been donating me to work full-time as a lead developer of OpenMRS. It's been an exciting 10 years.
My main areas of interest recently have been around how we can build improved and simplified user interfaces, and how we can package OpenMRS up so it can be maintained without needing on-site programmers. But in my regular OpenMRS job I really don't get much time to focus on those interests.
Which brings us to the present moment, and the OpenMRS Kenya project...
When I heard from I-TECH about a project they're working on to put together an OpenMRS-based EMR, for use in Kenya, I was interested. And when I learned we'd get to write some new point-of-care user interfaces and we'd need an architecture for devs in Kenya and Seattle to collaborate while managing updates to hundreds of installations without on-site IT, I knew I had to work on the project.
So here I am, saying hello. :-)