5 of the Best Free Linux Medical Practice Management
Medical Practice Management Software (MPMS) is a type
of software that is designed to supervise and support the day-to-day
operations of a medical practice. This category of software typically
offers functionality such as data entry, scheduling appointments,
billing, reporting, records management, the generation of reports,
accounting, and capturing patient demographics.
There is often an overlap between MPMS software and
Electronic Medical Records systems (EMR). In some cases, a
single software application offers both MPMS and EMR functionality.
However, there are fundamental differences between the two. Whilst MPMS
concentrates on administrative and financial matters, an EMR
typically represents an element of a local standalone health
Unfortunately, there is not a huge range of open source MPMS
available to choose from. Some
interesting projects not featured below but still worthy of a mention
are MirrorMed and Open Dental. MirrorMed is a fork of
ClearHealth. Open Dental is a Mono project for dental practices.
However, neither application currently can be warmly recommended. In
of Open Dental, the software is being actively maintained and has a
great feature set, but support for Linux has been dropped. In the case
of MirrorMed, development has ground to a halt.
This is the third article in our series covering open source
Our earlier medical articles focused on Electronic
Medical Records systems and Medical
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 hot free Linux Medical Practice
Now, let's explore the 5 practice management applications at
hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in
action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Medical Practice Management
||Designed by clinics and hospitals, it is a fully
and manage health care workers across a country
||Full featured EMR and MPMS package
by medical practitioners in many countries
||Hospital information system/practice management system
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