Newsletter September 2021
In September 2021, openIMIS was added to the Digital Public Goods Alliance DPG Registry. The goal of the DPGA is to promote digital public goods to create a fairer world. Being recognized as a Digital Public Good (DPG) increases the visibility and the support for open projects that have the potential to tackle global challenges. To become a digital public good, all projects are required to meet the DPG Standard to ensure that projects truly comply with the open-source principles.
The Digital Public Goods Alliance is an initiative supported by the United Nations Secretary-General that aims to catalyze the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries by easing the discovery, development, use, and investment in digital public goods.
Recognition as a digital public good means that more awareness of openIMIS can be created, allowing us to reach more people with our program, improve access to universal healthcare, and improve the lives of people in low-income countries.
We are very delighted that openIMIS is now a Digital Public Good.
The Beta testing phase is now open
Starting with the 2021 October release, the openIMIS Initiative opens up the Beta testing phase to a wider audience until mid-October. You are now able to test new features before the product is even released. Of course, the features will not all work as expected already, but you are helping the team to achieve a higher quality level by reporting bugs that you might find.
Being an “Anniversary Release”, the developers have put in a lot of new and impressive features. Some of them you can try out on the release server:
- Modules to allow to set up schemes for the formal sector
- More modules were migrated into the new modular architecture:
- User management
- Medical items and services
- Medical pricelists
Furthermore, a number of improvements in the application itself and in the interoperability, layer have been made. Feel free to browse the full list of changes in the Release Notes and to check out the usual links for further information and testing:
- Release Server (same credentials as the Demo server)
- Testing scenarios
- Documentation (might not be fully updated to the new release, yet)
Kindly be aware of the Service Desk to report issues that you might experience with this new version.
Some of you will certainly remember our calls to send us memories in the form of stories, pictures or videos.
We have used the content you have shared with us to create our virtual timeline and published it on Sutori.com. Here you can travel through the last years of the openIMIS initiative, indulge in memories and learn new things about the community. Feel free to share the story of openIMIS with friends and colleagues so that our community can keep growing.
Thanks to everyone who sent us memories, pictures and testimonials. Without the community, none of this would have been possible.
If you are a partner of openIMIS and would like to get a special place in the timeline, please contact us at [email protected]