Georgia Tech's Computing for Good Basic Laboratory Information System (C4G BLIS), led by Santosh Vempala, received the Gold Prize and $5,000 in prize money from the Open Source Software World Challenge 2015. Hosted annually by the Republic of Korea's Ministry of ICT and Future Planning, the Open Source Software World Challenge promotes software development and the expansion of international exchanges amongst developers.
C4G BLIS is open-source software used to track patient specimens and laboratory results. It replaces paper records, resulting in a sustainable, more efficient and more accountable process that also tracks workflow and generates customizable reports. More than 60 healthcare facilities or hospitals use it in Africa today. C4G BLIS launched in 2010 in Cameroon and has since expanded into Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya.
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