Private and Secure IoT Appliances for Healthcare

PrivacySafe Health Edition

“Libre, secure and affordable. PrivacySafe will be a key GNU Health partner in our quest for privacy in healthcare.” – Luis Falcón, physician and creator of GNU Health

PrivacySafe Technology Foundation is developing a GNU Health Edition of our appliance, aiming to be the libre and secure platform for GNU Health deployments. Our work is part of the broader GNU Health Embedded effort.

  • Sponsor a deployment for a hospital, clinic, or research institution.
  • Order your own by purchasing the Maker Edition (Development Kit) and letting us know in the order comments that you want the Health Edition

What is GNU Health?

GNU Health is a full healthcare software suite for practitioners, institutions and governments. It provides the functionality of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, a Hospital Management Information System (HMIS), and a Health Information System (HIS).

GNU Health is utilized by a growing international community that brings crucial expertise from the social, biological, medical and computer science fields.

The software suite’s modular design allows it to be deployed in many different scenarios – from small private offices to large public health systems. While running on PrivacySafe appliances, GNU Health has the added strength of portability and increased privacy.

Privacy Improvements

We want to bundle GNU Health with privacy tech like Tor and the Privacy-By-Design 3NWeb protocols. Specifics will be ironed out as we continue the development of our GNU Health Edition and the core operating system images it is based upon.

Presentations and Demos

  • March 15, 2020: PrivacySafe Health Edition –  Sean O’Brien at the Free Software Foundation’s LibrePlanet 2020
  • April 21, 2020: GNU Health and COVID-19 – Luis Falcón at Flatten The Curve Summit
  • April 22, 2020: PrivacySafe Health Edition and COVID-19 –  Sean O’Brien at Flatten The Curve Summit

The DIY Option

PrivacySafe will release a code repository of installation instructions and scripts on March 1, 2021 ahead of the Free Software Foundation’s LibrePlanet conference.  Check back to this page for that info.

Cloud9 IDE to configure the appliance, available via a Web browser.
GNU Health Client app connecting to the appliance
Example GNU Health record, running in the GNU Health Client
Conditions include coding for coronavirus.
Example list of patients.
Admin options in the Configuration Console, accessible via SSH.