The Health Monitoring System, a new software developed by Zyxware Technologies, is fast transforming the way information is collected and processed in tracking diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue, and Malaria. The software is released under GNU General Public License and made available free of cost. This enables users to download the source code of the application and edit, modify and use it as per their requirements. The application significantly reduces the manual processes involved in the reporting of diseases. The software was dedicated to the nation by Hon'ble Health Minister of Kerala, Smt. P K Sreemathi Teacher by accepting the first copy of the application from Zyxware's CEO Mr. Anoop John on 5th October, 2007. Hospitals, with Internet access, can login to the system and submit reports as and when cases are registered. It also allows hospitals that does not have web access to send paperbased reports to a districtlevel health center, where a data entry operator can enter them into the system or to send soft copies in a specific format that can be imported automatically. The system enables a secure and separate login to different users with different levels of access rights to the system. Cases reported are displayed on a live map and easy visual analysis for the determination of the extent of spread of diseases is possible. Cases are represented by different markers on the map. When a case is reported, it is made available for display on the map immediately, there by making it possible for the authorities to take precautionary steps at the earliest, if required. The source code of the application is available from Sourceforge: Zyxware Health Monitoring System. The application is written in PHP and MySQL. It can be set up on a Linux PC or a Windows PC.
May 12, 2015 - 11:42