The Open Medicine Project

The Open Medicine Project Consists a group of passionate Health-Care Workers, Mobile Technology Designers and Developers working together on projects to tackle specific health system problems, with the aim of co-creating innovative applications which improve patient care. The development process is one of “open innovation”. We actively seek engagement with other experts in healthcare and technology to create high impact solutions that change the system. Participatory Design sessions are undertaken with health workers to map out information needs, and partnerships are formed between academic bodies to channel to collate and disseminate critical information and create support tools.

A Roadmap for Change

Effectively managing patients in the health systems of the developing world requires the knowledge and a roadmap of the way health systems work at a ground level.

To be able to access specialist services, refer patients appropriately and find sources of support is a logistical healthcare challenge for any general practitioner, nurse, medical officer or paramedic. Know-how to do things in a system capacitates the health workers to give the best care to their patients. Through the Open Medicine Project, we focus on getting this kind of information out to where it’s needed the most.

We Believe in Open Access

Through the Open Medicine Project, important medical information is made freely and easily accessible to doctors, nurses, paramedics and all other health workers at the point of care. We also welcome linkages with other IT systems to share vital content through websites and apps, using open-source API’s (Application Programming Interfaces). If you’d like to get involved as a developer or a designer, visit our resources section for more information.

The Open Medicine Project Team