Hamish Fraser

Hamish Fraser
Director of Informatics and Telemedicine, Partners In Health


Dr. Fraser is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He trained in general Medicine, Cardiology and knowledge based systems in the UK and completed a fellowship in Clinical Decision Making and Cardiology at MIT and the New England Medical Center. As the Director of Informatics and Telemedicine at Partners In Health he leads the development of web-based medical record systems and data analysis tools to support the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV in Peru, Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi and the Philippines. The first system developed, the PIH-EMR, has supported the management and monitoring of over 12,000 patients receiving treatment for MDR-TB in Peru. Dr. Fraser has also led the development of the HIV-EMR, which is used to support the treatment of more than 16,000 HIV patients in rural Haiti.

Dr. Fraser is a co-founder with colleagues from the Regenstrief Institute, of an international collaboration to develop flexible, open source medical record systems in developing countries – the OpenMRS collaborative. OpenMRS is now also used to support patient treatment in PIH projects in Rwanda, Lesotho and Malawi and Peru as well as projects in at least ten other countries led by the Regenstrief Institute, the Millennium Villages Project and other organisations. He also leads the development of pharmacy information management systems, and has a strong interest in the evaluation of medical information systems in developing countries.


Location: E146 Level: Intermediate
Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Burke Mamlin (OpenMRS), Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health)
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of building Health IT platforms instead of out-of-the box systems? How can people building these systems share tools and resources with others in different countries who may do very different work? This panel of participants in the OpenMRS community will share their real-world experiences from multiple continents on a variety of scales. Read more.
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Location: Expo Hall (Table B)
Hamish Fraser (Partners In Health), Dykki Settle (IntraHealth International), Paul Biondich (OpenMRS), Derek Ritz (ecGroup Inc.)
Come chat with Michael Downey and the other OpenMRS presenters, Paul Biondich, Hamish Fraser, and Joaquin Blaya. Read more.


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