OpenEMR – electronic health records and medical practice management solution

OpenEMR is an open-source electronic medical record and medical practice management software. It includes electronic health records, scheduling software, insurance billing, accounting, and fine-grained access controls.

It’s a free open source replacement for medical applications such as Medical Manager, Health Pro, and Misys.

The software features support for EDI billing to clearing houses such as MedAvant and ZirMED using ANSI X12.

OpenEMR is a “LAMP” type of web based software application. LAMP is a software bundle that is represented by a web server such as Apache, MySQL as the database and PHP (or Python, or Perl) as its programming language.

The software is used by medical practitioners in many countries including Sweden, Australia, Malaysis, Kenya, Pakistan and more.

Features include:

  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Encounters.
  • Medical Issues.
  • Medications.
  • Immunizations.
  • Forms and clinical notes:
    • Vitals (growth charts included).
    • SOAP note.
    • Review of systems.
    • Ability to create and customize forms.
    • Patient Reports.
  • Electronic digital document management.
  • Paper chart tracking.
  • Electronic billing (includes Medicare).
  • Document management.
  • Integrated practice management.
  • E-Prescribing.
  • Insurance tracking (3 insurances).
  • Web based (Secure access with SSL certificates).
  • Built in scheduler.
  • Multi-facility capable.
  • Prescriptions by printed script, fax or email.
  • Support for CAMOS (Computer Aided Medical Ordering System).
  • Support for layout based visit forms.
  • Multi-language support.

Website: www.open-emr.org
Support: Wiki
Developer: Open Source Medical Software
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


OpenEMR is written in PHP. Learn PHP with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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