Announcing Bahmni Release 0.90

Angshuman Sarkar
Dec 7, 2017 · 3 min read

Hello Folks!

We are pleased to announce the release of Bahmni 0.90. Its an exciting release as we finally go live with 2 much-awaited features: Appointment Scheduling Module & the new Forms 2.0, which has a form Builder interface.

The brand new appointment scheduling module is aimed to help users manage the schedules of various services and providers in a healthcare setting and also to streamline patient loads for those services. It comes with different views including a calendar view, a list view as well as a weekly summary view to better visualize the available and the booked slots. There are filters to find appointments for a particular service, care provider or a status.

The appointment schedule module was built in collaboration with another Bahmni project team in ThoughtWorks, who had similar needs. Doing it in collaboration with the project team, yet with the intent of making this a generalised solution for global needs (we had done extensive user studies before), had its challenges, however it turned out to be very extensible, featureful and helped us releasing this module earlier.

The Form builder, part of the implementer interface, was there in previous releases (0.88 and 0.89), but as experimental versions. This version is a formal release of new Forms 2.0 and Form Builder, now available to be used by implementers on the field. The feature hopes to simplify the process of designing & creating forms in Bahmni. The new React based Forms 2.0 perform better, render well, and provide a component model for others to plug-in their own controls and custom forms.

This is also the first time that Bahmni opened up the QA process to the community. We had a public UAT for over 2 weeks on the QA environments. A big thank you to all who have helped us in this process.

What’s in this release?

  • Appointment Scheduling Module
  • Form Builder
  • New events in Audit Logs
  • Minor Product enhancements
  • And many more Bug fixes to the issues of version 0.89

Where can I read more about it?

Here is the link to the detailed release notes. You will also find documentation and story card links to individual features and fixes in the release notes.

Here is the link to Bahmni Wiki, where you will find comprehensive documentation about all the new features and fixes for Bahmni under the Feature Guide, User Guide and the Implementer’s Guide.

Are there videos too?

Yes! We will shortly upload videos for the both the new features on our Youtube channel.

How do I install the latest version of Bahmni?

You will find the installer here. Here are links for Steps to upgrade or perform a fresh installation of 0.90.

Make sure you go through the ‘Prerequisites’ and the ‘Known issues’ mentioned in the release notes before installing/upgrading to the new version.

Is there a demo environment?

Our demo environments are up to date with latest release. The links are as follows

  1. https://demo.mybahmni.org/
  2. https://demo-us.mybahmni.org (ETA Dec 8, 2017)

The login credentials can be found here.

Have questions or need more help?

Please access the links below for more information

Release Notes | Bahmni Wiki | Bahmni 0.90 Installer | OpenMRS Talk Forum | Youtube channel |Community Channel on Bahmni Slack

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