Seminar on Health Informatics: "Putting Health in the Hands of the People"

From: The UP Manila National Telehealth Center

Health Informatics SeminarThe UP Manila National Telehealth Center is inviting more health and IT professionals and students to participate in the fifth offering of Seminar on Health Informatics on September 25, 2010. This fifth seminar offer the same content as the first but with additional talks by professionals working in health IT. It also promises to provide participants with concrete action items that they can pursue to further sharpen their knowledge and skills in health informatics.

UPDATE: The Seminar on Health Informatics, scheduled this September 25, 2010, will be held at the Arturo Garcia Hall, 2nd floor UP College of Medicine Main Building.

Two operating systems running at the same time in one computer. Is that possible?

Yes, running more than one operating system (OS) in one machine is possible. When you're running Windows and want to try using a Linux distribution at the same time, that is possible. And it can be the other way around. The same goes in situations where one is using Mac.

That is done through the virtualization (or virtual machine) technology. That means installing a third-party software (e.g., VMWare, Virtualbox, among others) and use such software to install another OS of your choice, which is called a guest OS.

Just installled Ubuntu. But why can't I play video streams like those from Youtube?

Youtube and other popular sites providing video streams use Adobe Flash Player. The format is proprietary, thus, it is not part of the default installation of Ubuntu.

There is hope, though. Here is what you must do. Make sure you do not have any web browser open in your desktop. There are two ways to install the Adobe Flash plugin.

The first option is to download the package from this site: And then open the file and follow instructions in installing it. It's very easy to install it.

Playing with pills: computer game to train nursing students on drug calculation

A computer game was developed at the University of Stavanger, Norway to help nursing students having difficulty passing exams on drug calculation.

NetOps, the University’s unit for web-based studies is testing a computer game to aid in learning.

"Often termed “serious gaming”, the idea is to make learning easier and more fun by using methodology from computer games. Project leader Petter Mordt points out that there are many ways of learning."

Read more at: Playing with pills (

FOSS for Health promoted during the 1st Interdisciplinary Alumni Conference in Southeast Asia

Free and Open Source Software in Health was promoted during the “1st Interdisciplinary Alumni Conference in Southeast Asia, Regional Integration in Southeast Asia: Leadership Challenges and Network Building” ( held from June 30 to July 2, 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam wherein PANACeA members Alex Gavino, Dong Calmada, Alvin Marcelo (virtual), Ariel Betan and Soegijardjo Soegijoko participated, facilitated and acted as resource persons during the workshop on “Open Source in Healthcare.”

FOSS4Health is current theme of the InWent Capacity Building Germany Alumni Newsletter

Free and Open Source in Healthcare is the main theme of the current InWent Alumni Newsletter ( where the portal ( and 2 PANACeA members Alvin Marcelo and Ariel Betan are currently featured in their articles. PANACeA was mentioned in the article on Ariel Betan.

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LabKey Server

LabKey Server is open source software that helps scientists organize, analyze, and share biomedical research data.

LabKey Server provides a secure data repository for all types of biomedical data, including mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, microarray, microplate, ELISpot, ELISA, NAb and observational study information. A customizable data processing pipeline allows the upload and processing of the large data files common in biomedical research.
The platform also provides domain-specific support for several areas of research, including:


FreeMedForms is developed by medical doctors and is mainly intended for health professionals. Currently, the suite is under development. It is available only for testing purposes. The main objective of FreeMedForms is to manage the electronic medical records based on your medical practice or the practice of clinical research groups. Your records will be fully customizable through the use of plugins. Some parts of the suite are already operational and usable in practice as the prescriber FreeDiams (source: official website)


SAGUISaude is an open source software system to manage a primary healthcare center and to assist the mobile software Borboleta, a primary health homecare software (source:

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