Bahmni Articles & News Items on the Internet

  1. This page lists various articles of interest and stories of impact on Bahmni, as published on the internet. This should make it easier for community members to find case-studies that resonate with their own requirements and also see if some Bahmni implementations are close to them for a visit/experience sharing/etc. If you feel an article should be linked here, please drop a comment on this page, and we will incorporate it. Thanks!!

  2. Also see various case-studies and presentations linked here: https://bahmni.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BAH/pages/34439387

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Year of Publication

Location

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Article

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Year of Publication

Location

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1

Developing and Deploying Software for the
Social Sector

Article PDF Link

2015

Chattisgarh, India

Article about the effort and strategy put by Thoughtworks teams in building a solution that is fit-for-purpose for JSS / NGOs in rural India, by partnering with JSS.

2

A Visual Journey of How Bahmni is Used at JSS

https://www.thoughtworks.com/en-in/insights/blog/visual-journey-how-bahmni-used

2016

Chattisgarh, India

Article with photos on how Bahmni is used at JSS, the first ever implementation of Bahmni.

3

Designing Bahmni software for people with low digital literacy

https://www.thoughtworks.com/en-au/insights/blog/designing-people-low-digital-literacy

2016

Chattisgarh, India

Designing for low resources and low digital literacy, and building Bahmni has been one of the most rewarding projects of my career. I’ve had the opportunity to observe the way users have taken to Bahmni and I was nothing short of amazed at the ease with which the product is being used.

4

6 EMR Reports that directly improve Patient Care at JSS

2016

Chattisgarh, India

Blog writeup by Arjun, from JSS, on reports in Bahmni, that help create positive impact on patient care/follow-ups.

5

Bahmni implementation in Nepal (by Possible Health)

2016

Bayalpata Hospital, Nepal

Bahmni positively influenced not only the day to day operations of the hospital, but also facilitated the hospital’s successful grant applications. Leveraging Bahmni, Bayalpata Hospital has treated 13,329 patients between November 2014 to January 2015 and during the quarter, the total income was $391,215.

6

Bahmni deployment in Bangladesh as a Shared Health Record solution with DGHS

2016

Bangladesh

To take Bangladesh one step closer to universal health coverage for its citizens, the DGHS under the leadership of Professor Abdul Kalam Azad, Additional Director General (Administration) and Director (Management Information Systems), partnered with Thoughtworks. The goal was to create a Health Information Exchange (HIE). For technical details read here.

7

Bahmni deployed in Ashwini Tribal Hospital

2016

Gudalur, Tamilnadu, India

Unlike typical NGO-run hospitals, where control is with promoters or trustees of the NGO, the Ashwini Adivasi Hospital is managed and run by adivasis, making them completely self-reliant and sustainable. At many points of care within the hospital, due to Bahmni, they have gone paperless, making information flow seamlessly across the various departments.

8

Open-Source Electronic Health Record Systems for Low-Resource Settings: Systematic Review (National Library of Medicine, 2017)

2017

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A research paper comparing Bahmni with other leading opensource EMRs.

9

How Digitalization is strengthening Nepal's Health Sector (German Health Practice Collection)

https://www.giz.de/de/downloads/giz2018-en-digitalising-nepals-health-sector.pdf

2018

Nepal

This case study documents Nepal’s journey towards the achievement of an interoperable digital health ecosystem. It aims to highlight how digitalisation is strengthening Nepal’s health system and enabling health sector reform, and to provide insights based on Germany’s support for digitalisation in Nepal that are relevant for health sector managers and decision-makers, as well as development partners supporting digital health in other low- and lower
middle-income countries. (OpenHIE, DHIS2, Bahmni, others)

10

Adoption of Bahmni in University of Gondar Specialised Hospital

2020

Ethiopia

“The Ministry of Health is facilitating and supporting the implementation of EMR systems that meet the Ethiopian Electronic Health Record (EHR) standard. One of the EMR systems that are being deployed in various public health facilities in Ethiopia including in the University of Gondar Comprehensive and Specialized Hospital, is the Bahmni system. The system is a global open EMR tool that meets the Ethiopian EHR standard and provides end-to-end automation of health facility services.”

11

Bahmni adoption across the Kindom of Lesotho

2020

Lesotho

This report talks about the adoption and rollout of DHIS2, eRegister (built on Bahmni) and HIE across multiple facilities in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

12

Bahmni recognized as a Digital Public Good by DPGA Alliance

2021

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"Bahmni is a welcome addition to the DPG Registry. Thanks to the focus on low-resourced areas with bandwidth and resource limitations, Bahmni has the potential to serve as the open-source reference EMR application globally, a prospect that moves the needle on achieving the sustainable development goals," added Lucy Harris, co-lead of the DPGA Secretariat.

13

PACS Digital xRay Integration at Annoor Hospital for TB

2021

Jordan

Being a hospital for chest diseases, many patients have a chest X-ray taken. Prior to around 4 years ago, the hospital used a non-digital record keeping system (other than a standalone X-ray storing and viewing station). We have been running a Bahmni-based system since 2017.

14

Data Quality Assessment by PSH (Summary on LinkedIn with Photos)

2023

Bambanani New Start Centre, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

The Bahmni-EMR has contributed to high quality data within the Last Mile with improved health care worker efficiency and accuracy in reporting. Going paperless is a reality!!

15

Post on LinkedIn regarding Bahmni adoption in Charikot, Nepal (with photos)

2023

Pashupati Chaulagain Memorial Hospital, Charikot, Nepal

“For the past eight years, this governmental hospital has been utilizing the open-source software Bahmni, resulting in a notable shift in patient care, record management, and operational effectiveness.”

16

SNOMED CT Integration with Bahmni Open Source EMR

https://www.snomed.org/news/blog%3A-snomed-ct-integration-with-bahmni-open-source-emr-provides-many-benefits-for-resource-constrained-environments

2023

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Blog write-up by SNOMED International on an initiative for integrating SNOMED Terminology server with Bahmni, and the reasons / benefits of doing so for adopters.

17

Bahmni adopted by CURE Hospitals in Ethiopia

2023

Ethiopia

The CURE International Bahmni Development project is an initiative where CURE International and Thoughtworks have built a partnership to develop and deploy the features on out-patient and in-patient journeys in CURE’s 7 paediatric hospitals across Africa

18

A Conceptual Model of an Ideal EHR (Electronic Health Recorder) System in the Context of Bangladesh

Thesis PDF Link

2023

Bangladesh

In this thesis I have articulated a model of EHR system that can be used as the guideline for developing the software in context of Bangladesh.

19

Bahmni rollout in Health and Wellness Center / PHCs in Karnataka pilot

2024

Karnataka, India

Bahmni integrated with ABDM, eSanjeevani, eAushadha and Avni (offline data entry) in 4 sub-centers in Karnataka as part of a pilot implementation.

20

Bahmni adoption across Africa (map)

2024

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A map of Africa showing the various countries where Bahmni has been adopted.

21

Bahmni wins the Future of Govt Award 2023 (UNDP, AWS and Public.Digital)

2024

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Bahmni wins the “Best Opensource Creation” award at the annual Future Of Govt awards.

22

Leveraging Bahmni Open-Source EMR: A Case Study of IMDH, Mokokchung, Nagaland, India

 

 

2024

Nagaland, India

Bahmni deployment and impact in IMDH District Hospital, Nagaland India. IMDH Mokokchung is a pioneer in Open-Source EMR implementation in North East India, demonstrating the potential of Bahmni to revolutionize hospital administration and patient care.

23

What can other states learn from Nagaland’s healthcare modernization success (initiative funded by World Bank)

2024

Nagaland, India

The HIS employs the open-source Bahmni software, integrating five core modules: OPD registration, billing, pharmacy, laboratory, and the Medical Records Department (MRD). Due to the autonomous nature of hospitals and the region's poor internet connectivity, the system utilises a Local Area Network with servers stationed within each district hospital. Performance data is uploaded to a cloud-based dashboard daily to facilitate state-level monitoring.

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