OpenHIM to facilitate interoperability between all components within the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (RHIE)
Cape Town, South Africa – 9th November 2012 – The OpenHIM has been released as open source today, after months of hard work and development time spent by Jembi Health Systems developer team. This announcement marks the release of the code but also the start of a community that we hope will support interoperability between health information systems into the future.
The main aim of the OpenHIM is to manage the orchestration of all transactions to other services and enable interoperability between all components within the Rwandan Health Information Exchange (HIE). The OpenHIM further serves to provide a simple web service interface for the clients, the transformation and orchestration of messages, security and an error management console to view transactions
The technology used for the design and development of the OpenHIM are; Mule ESB, Java, Mysql and Python (cherryPy, Mako, twitter bootstrap), more details found on the project site (http://www.openhim.org)
Possible features for the OpenHIM in future could be extending the services supported to other clinical service domains, and to generalise the OpenHIM into a framework for reuse in other low resource setting countries.
All mailing lists and code hosting details are found on the website.