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The OpenMRS Kenya community with support from I-TECH will be conducting a one month long training Bootcamp on OpenMRS in Kisumu from 2nd to 31st March, 2015. The focus of the training will be on KenyaEMR, an Electronic Medical Record System, the largest implementation of OpenMRS in Kenya. It collects individual patient data(such as weight,diagnosis) thus making it patient-centric.It also provides useful clinical decision support system features, and generates reports that can be used for reporting to the Ministry of Health at national and county levels. .

Through this training, OpenMRS Kenya aims to equip many CS/IT recent graduates from western Kenya with the skills required to take advantage of the growing need for health informatics experts in the country. The intensive training will be held at western Kenya’s innovation space, Lakehub everyday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, during the training, the participants will be taken through both theory and hands on sessions conducted by KenyaEMR programmers in the community. 

Participants for the program will be recruited through a competitive process which will be conducted by I-TECH. The participants will be required to posses the following

  1. Basic Computer Science degree from reputable accredited university

  2. Proficiency in Java

  3. Comfortable working in Spring framework

  4. Proficiency in MySQL

  5. Understand and can work with Hibernate.

  6. Has a working laptop

  7. Must commit to go through the whole training process

  8. Ready to commit and actively participate in the OpenMRS Kenya community

The applications process starts today. All interested participants should send a cover letter and CV to not later than Friday 27th February, 2015. Minimal logistical support will be considered for successful candidates. 

More links for Reference:!forum/openmrs-kenya

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  1. Hope this exciting event can be shared on OpenMRS Talk!