HOSxP

HOSxP

HOSxP is a hospital information system, including Electronic health record (EHR), in use in over 70 hospitals across Thailand. The software aims to ease the healthcare workflow of health centers, for small sanitariums to central hospitals.

Before becoming HOSxP, the software was called "KSK-HDBMS". Seeking a more friendly name, the development team opted for the name "HOSxP", which comes from "Hospital" and "Experience". The name also reflects the software's graphical user interface, which mimic the theme of Windows XP, no matter what actually the underlying operating system.

Distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL), HOSxP is free software.

History

The development started in 1999. Emerged from a solo project by Chaiyaporn Suratemekul, a pharmacist by training, now main developers of the software are staffs from Bangkok Medical Software Co., Ltd., a company lead by Chaiyaporn. The development infrastructure, including source code repository, is hosted by SourceForge.net.

Architecture and technical information

HOSxP uses a client-server architecture. For the database server, it is claimed to run on many RDBMS, like MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Interbase/Firebird.

* Client-server (two-tier)
** a server software can run on either Linux or Microsoft Windows
** a client software can run only on Microsoft Windows
* Multi-tier technology (Borland DataSnap)
* Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM)

Borland Delphi and its Linux counterpart Kylix are the integrated development environments of choice in the project.

A user is allowed to write scripts in the Pascal programming language to automate tasks in HOSxP.

Awards

* Thailand ICT Award 2004 2nd Healthcare Application
* Thailand ICT Award 2005 1st Healthcare Application
* Thailand ICT Award 2005 Popular Award

See also

* List of open source healthcare software

References

External links

* [http://hosxp.net/ Project home page]


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