Friday, October 17, 2014

GNU Health Training: pics and summary

During the week of September 23rd. we provided the Functional GNU Health training in our offices in Buenos Aires. We had the opportunity to see "old friends" and, as always,  it was a real pleasure !

As we always say that there's nothing better than see practical cases,  during the training we had the chance to take our students to see an actual implementation. It was a major occasion to see the system working in real life and to ask questions.

We want to thank ALPI for the great predisposition and help.

These are some words from our students. We want to thank them again and we appreciate the confidence they placed on Thymbra's team. We look forward to providing the best possible services.
"We would like to thank very much Thymbra for the training program. It was very well planned and executed by the company staff. In a short period of time we were able to learn how to work and how to implement GNU Health. The training was not restricted to the functionalities of the system, but it also encompassed the philosophy and concepts behind its design, which made a huge difference. We are confident now that we have the necessary skills to work with GNU Health..."

Thursday, September 11, 2014

GNU Health 2.6.3 released

Dear community
(original formatted news can be found at the GNU Savannah :

GNU Health patchset 2.6.3 has been released !

Priority: High

Table of Contents

    About GNU Health Patchsets
    Summary of this patchset
    Installation notes
    List of bugs fixed in this patchset

About GNU Health Patchsets

We provide "patchsets" to stable releases. Patchsets allow quick bug fixes and updates for production systems.

Patches and Patchsets maximize uptime for production systems, and keep your system updated, without the need to do a whole installation. Some of them, and thanks to the magic of Tryton can be applied to running system.

NOTE: Patchsets are applied on previously installed systems only. For new installations, download and install the whole tarball (ie, gnuhealth-2.6.3.tar.gz)

For more information about GNU Health patches and patchsets you can visit

Summary of this patchset

    Affected modules (excludes localization / typos) : health,
    health_lab, health_socioeconomics

    health : The relate action on appointments is now a wizard, to
    create patient evaluations from appointment (due to Tryton change
    on action domains); more validations and constraints on operational
    sectors, specialties and insurances; fix appointment report.

    health_socioeconomics : Fix Smilkstein Family APGAR (FAPGAR) on the
    field "help from family".

Installation Notes

You must apply previous patchsets before installing this patchset. If your patchset level is 2.6.2, then just follow the general instructions. You can find the patchsets at GNU Health FTP site (

Read and follow the general instructions at

Source the GNU Health profile (source $HOME/.gnuhealthrc) to update your environment

Update your database ( update=all )
List of bugs fixed in this patchset

    #43179 The Insurance number must be unique for each insurance
    company ( ) #43111
    Traceback when creating an evaluation from the appointment form
    ( ) #43092 column does not exist
    ( #43090 Specialties
    should be unique per health professionals
    ( #43089 Missing
    unique constraint on health professionals
    ( #43085 Institution
    Specialty should be available on existing records only
    ( ) #43083
    Operational Sectors and Specialties for each institution must be
    unique ( ) #43059
    Error creating specialties on institutions
    ( ) #43048 Assertion
    Error with datetime, it does not possible install health module
    ( ) #42938 Error on
    Family APGAR selections
    ( )

Encuentro Latinoamericano de GNU Health. 20 de Septiembre, Entre Ríos, Argentina

La Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos y organizará para el próximo sábado, 20 de septiembre una jornada dedicada a GNU Health.

La provincia de Entre Ríos fue pionera hace años en adoptar GNU Health en instituciones públicas, y su Universidad ha realizado varios eventos, donde hemos tenido el privilegio de participar.


Este próximo día 20 de septiembre será un placer encontrarnos durante todo un día para intercambiar opiniones; conocer personalidades de centros que lo usan; realizar workshops de instalación; presentar las funcionalidades para la versión 2.8, entre otras actividades.

En breve tendremos el cronograma de actividades para ese día, que le haremos llegar el enlace.

La asistencia es gratuita, pero deben registrarse.

Aprovechamos para agradecer a las personalidades de la Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos su compromiso con la Salud Pública, GNU Health y la comunidad de Software Libre.

Para los que nos conocemos, será un momento para el reencuentro, y a los que no nos hemos visto, espero poder conocerlos en persona y disfrutar de la jornada en equipo.

Nos vemos en Entre Ríos !