Zyxware Releases Free and Open Source Software to track epidemics like Chikungunya, Malaria, Dengue

October 04, 2007 - 10:30
A new software developed by Zyxware Technologies all about to revolutionize the way information is collected and processed in tracking diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue, Malaria. The software, is being dedicated to the nation as Free Software under the GNU General Public License (GPL) on 5th October 2007. The first copy of the software will be handed over to the Hon'ble Minister for Health Smt. P. K. Sreemathi Teacher in a function to be held at the minister's office.

The software is web based and allows Hospitals to report cases of diseases as soon as the case is registered at the hospital. The software seamlessly integrates with the existing manual process by allowing hospitals that does not have any web access to send paper based reports to data entry operators who can enter them into the system or send soft copies of the reports that can be imported automatically. The system allows secure login with role based privileges for different roles like Government Medical Official, Hospital Staff, Data Access Operators and System Administrator.

The GIS interface uses Google maps to present the data on a real time basis on a map of the state. Cases of diseases are represented by markers on the map and easy visual analysis of the pattern and extent of spread of diseases is possible. The GIS and reporting interface processes the cases registered and presents reports that can be used by the Health Department to monitor the situation on a real time basis and take precautionary measures if required. Such a system will help in preventing occurrences of disease outbreaks of the scale experienced by the State of Kerala in the last couple of years.

It is for the first time that such a software is being developed and released as free and open source software. One of the objectives in releasing the software as Free and Open Source Software is to promote the fact that it is possible to

  • Develop state of the art software at very low costs and a developing country like India does not have to languish behind other IT leaders in any areas and
  • To inspire youngsters to take bold steps in trying out their ideas and following their dreams instead of orthodox careers.

Accessing the Demo

A demo of the application has been set up at Health Monitoring System. The application has two modules - GIS/Report Interface and Management Console. The GIS interface displays reports and graphs of the collected data. Data collection and statistical analysis are/can be done in the Management Console. You can access the two modules at

Health Monitor GIS/Reporting Interface
Health Monitoring System Management Console

The Management Console provides access to 3 different types of users
1) System Administrator
username: admin
password: zyxware
2) Hospital User
username: hospital
password: zyxware
3) Government Medical Officer
username: gmouser
password: zyxware
4) Data Access Operator
username: daouser
password: zyxware

The source code for the application will be uploaded to sourceforge soon. Till then you can request a free copy of the software by sending us a request using the Contact Us page

Why are we giving this software for FREE
  • To promote the fact that it is possible to develop state of the art software at very low costs and a developing country like India does not have to languish behind other IT leaders in any areas
  • Open Source is the way to go for a developing country like India. Low costs, no forex outflow through purchase of expensive software. Cost will never be a hurdle in any of our IT projects if we depend on Open Source Technologies and Open Source Solutions
  • It is possible to get private companies to undertake Open Source projects without the government having to pay exorbitant prices or compromising on quality.
  • To inspire youngsters to take bold steps in trying out their ideas and following their dreams instead of orthodox careers.
  • Challenge to todays youth – Taking risks to achieve much more than a labor selling proposition offered by todays IT service export business. American IT industry grew because of the risk taking attitude of the Americans. There is nothing that is going to stop from become as good or better than America in IT.
  • IT is not just selling labour to the International market. It should also mean creation of innovative solutions and products that can address our local needs.

Post your comments / questions

Great application ! I've tried to install the source from https://sourceforge.net/projects/zyxwarehms but i didn't find any database code in it. Where can i find the database source for it ? Thank you.

Even in these era the two way disease surveilance data are tranfering is through conventional papers through postal , which takes time ( days /weeks)or through E mail , that consumes lot of efforts and time. These delays prevent health authorities from taking timely action.
This data and informations are not available to public so have to depend on rumours/ un reliable press reports.
I request you to incorporate this soft ware for efficient data transfer Also health statistics can be made more transparent , accessible to public.
dr jayakrishnan.T dept Community medicine , medical college , Kozhikode.


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I red that many SQL books and want to
read more about SQL for my occupation as db2 database manager.

What would you recommend?


I would recommend you to try your hands on some database intensive Free Software projects to hone your SQL skills. Wikipedia is probably the best place to start looking for resources.

Hi people

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