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CARE2x is designed to overcome integration problems in a network of multiple incompatible programs. It can integrate almost any type of service, system, department, clinic, process, data, communication, etc. in a hospital. Its design can also handle non-medical services or functions such as security and maintenance. It is modular and highly scalable.

CARE2x uses a standard SQL database format for storing and retrieving data. The use of a single data format solves the problem of data redundancy. It can be configured to support multiple database configuration to enhance data security and integrity.

The software is web-based. All program modules are processed on the server side. Module updates and extensions do not require changes on the web browser avoiding network interruptions and downtimes. Its design supports multiple server configuration to distribute traffic and improve speed and efficiency.

As an open source development (OSD) project, it is written and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Source code is freely-distributed and available to the general public.
Care2X offers support for clinical workflow incorporating DRG (diagnosis related groups) as well as scheduling and pharmacy order etc. modules.

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An integrated Hospital Information System
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The project is still under development and the system was installed in some institutions like some malaysian hospitals in 2004 as a pilot implementation, the italian hospital Policlinico Umberto I di Roma Dipartimento Malattie infettive (department of infectious diseases)in 2004, the UNIBE, a university hospital in Costa Rica in 2006 and Maternidade Candida Vargas, Joao Pessoa Hospital in Brazil in 2006.
Private installations of individuals and institutions
Brazil Med Sistem
Germany Rollinetzwek eV
USA Bruce Garlock (needs authorization)
Venezuela Yekuana
Despite Care2x is still under development and needs a more depply revision, the most important issue in this development is that it was the second open source initiative to develop an HIS after the OpenVista project. (source:

A Philippine flavor of Care2x is SEGHIS :
The development of generic version for Tanzania is here:

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Not specific to Care2x but an article linked to a Care2x forum discussing best practices for safeguarding EHR's:

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A forum discussing business models not only for care2x but all open source software:
A firm providing consulting services for care2x:

Reviews: review with user rating of 3.4/5:

2010-07-16 04:36:57