OpenMRS is a community-developed, open-source, enterprise
medical record system platform. The software's mission is to
help the fight against HIV/AIDS, multi-drug resistant
tuberculosis, malaria, and related health crises.
It is a common
framework upon which medical informatics efforts in developing
countries can be built.
The system is designed to be usable in very resource poor
environments and can be modified with the addition of new data items,
forms and reports without programming.
The package is both just a library of API calls and a database
and a default implementation of those API calls in the form of a web
OpenMRS is mature software. It is based upon a program which
has been used effectively for over 30 years at Regenstrief Institute.
It is currently implemented in Kenya, Rwanda, South
Africa, Pakistan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi,
Phillipines,Peru, Haiti, and other countries.
- Backed by a data model driven by a concept dictionary
- Includes tools for data export and reporting
- Versions exist for HIV/AIDS, Drug resistant TB,
primary care and oncology
- Supports open standards for medical data exchange including
HL7, LOINC and IXF
- Modular construction
- Uses Tomcat as the web application server, MySQL
for the backend database, and creates XML schemas for form design
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