What we know know about GNU Health is that it is a free open source software dedicated to keep medical records and provide a robust health information system. It is getting even more popular in terms of usage in some hospitals around the world. GNU Health is supported by GNU Solidario, Spain. This project was made with the help of a virtual community of medical specialists, hospital administration and software developers.
Now, more and more functionalities are being added to GNU Health to enhance its helpfulness and drive even more utility for the open source software. Sebastian Marro, one of the developers of GNU Health and its representative in the presentation at the Luxembourg Medetal Conference is completely positive to the open source software’s potential to grow larger. GNU Health now have recently-added features: it has now the functions to use in hospital human resource tasks, check the financial reporting of some departments, as well as patient admission. These are large scale features are very helpful for hospitals that have a huge database of patient, employee and medical information. GNU Health also enables doctors to keep track of the numbers of endemic diseases like dengue, leprosy, and many others.
GNU Health is a perfect example of how open source and the synchronicity of human goals to uplift the circumstances of public health and medical records produces astounding results. The software enables some hospitals from third world countries such as Nigeria, Zambia, and the Philippines among others to utilize software without the added financial burden.