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

May 15, 2018

fEMR is an electronic medical records platform designed for short-term medical service trips.
Credit Team fEMR

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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