GNU Health 1.6.3 released

GNU Health 1.6.3 released

Published on: 28/08/2012

Dear all

We are proud to announce the release of GNU Health 1.6.3, the Free Health and Hospital Information System. This version brings major improvements in the hospital information system, both from the administrative and patient management. Here is a quick summary of the main changes :

New Features

  • Patient Nutrition management. Complex combinations that take into account therapeutics, pre-existing conditions, surgeries, lifestyles, vegetarianism and other belief-based diets.
  • Inpatient medication medication and history log.
  • New nursing module
  • Nursing roundings ( evaluations, procedures, medications ... )
  • New user profiles (doctors, nurses, clerks, ...)
  • New appointment reports
  • Improved standard security profiles
  • The translation project is now entirely done from Transifex, so the health center will install only the languages they need
  • Revised and improved look and feel, from views to icons
  • Many models datafiles ( medicaments, WHO essential meds, .. ) can be now modified from the client.
  • Improve installation scripts and Archlinux / Parabola support
  • Improve search patient methods
  • Bugfixes


Thanks to all of you who have collaborated in the mailing lists and IRC channels. The end users, developers, Tryton community. Many thanks to the GNU community and to the Free Software Foundation ( ) for hosting GNU Health !

Thanks to organizations like the United Nations International Institute for Global Health - UNU IIGH - for their commitment with GNU Health. UNU is giving GNU Health trainings and capacity building to countries in Asia and Africa.

Upgrade Notes

There is no specific notes for this upgrade, so upgrading your previous GNU Health version will be straight forward. Please follow the general upgrade instructions at the GNU Health Wikibook :

More information at :

City/Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Tue, 28/08/2012 - 10:48

This is really interesting development for me. I think that it is essential that something as confidential as patient records should stored in free software applications, such as GNU Health. Thereby increasing the software's security, relaibility and freedom to be further developed on a community basis for the community.

Giving hospitals and clinics the possibility to buy into software that promotes sustainability whilst reducing expenditure.