Medical records platform designed in Detroit offers new tool for humanitarian aid work

May 16, 2018
Originally published on May 15, 2018 4:38 pm

We often ask listeners to reach out with stories we could share on Stateside. Here's an example of when someone did just that, writing to tell us about a Detroit-based nonprofit that can save lives.

It's called Team fEMR, a free and open source electronic medical records system for short-term medical service trips. It allows medical volunteers to record and pass along patient records to the next group of volunteers.

The co-founders hit on the idea while they were students at Wayne State University.

Sarah Draugelis, now the president of Team fEMR, and Kevin Zurek, a computer scientist at Ford Motor Company, joined Stateside to talk about the genesis of the idea, its ability to improve short-term medical trips, and the power of open source technology.

Listen above.

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