HOSxP is a
hospital information system, including Electronic health record(EHR), in use in over 70 hospitals across Thailand. The software aims to ease the healthcare workflowof health centers, for small sanitariums to central hospitals.
Before becoming HOSxP, the software was called "KSK-HDBMS". Seeking a more friendly name, the development team opted for the name "HOSxP", which comes from "Hospital" and "Experience". The name also reflects the software's
graphical user interface, which mimic the theme of Windows XP, no matter what actually the underlying operating system.
GNU General Public License(GPL), HOSxP is free software.
The development started in
1999. Emerged from a solo project by Chaiyaporn Suratemekul, a pharmacistby training, now main developers of the software are staffs from Bangkok Medical Software Co., Ltd., a company lead by Chaiyaporn. The development infrastructure, including source code repository, is hosted by SourceForge.net.
Architecture and technical information
HOSxP uses a
client-serverarchitecture. For the database server, it is claimed to run on many RDBMS, like MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Interbase/ Firebird.
* Client-server (
** a server software can run on either
Linuxor Microsoft Windows
** a client software can run only on Microsoft Windows
* Multi-tier technology (
Distributed Component Object Model(DCOM) Borland Delphiand its Linux counterpart Kylixare the integrated development environments of choice in the project.
A user is allowed to write scripts in the
Pascal programming languageto automate tasks in HOSxP.
Thailand ICT Award2004 2nd Healthcare Application
* Thailand ICT Award 2005 1st Healthcare Application
* Thailand ICT Award 2005 Popular Award
List of open source healthcare software
* [http://hosxp.net/ Project home page]
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