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OpenMRS

OpenMRS is a community of people working to apply health information technologies to solve problems, primarily in resource-poor environments.  It is  a proud community of developers, implementers, funders, and users all trying to make the world a better place by using our expertise to improve the health and wellness of the planet.

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OpenMRS & OpenEMR Community Members Join Forces - Announce LibreHealth

Press Release | LibreHealth | November 10, 2016

Senior contributors and leaders from OpenMRS & OpenEMR, the two leading open source Health IT platforms, have announced the formation of LibreHealth, a new initiative to expand on many years of work by those communities’ volunteers through increased focused on needs of its users in critical areas. After many years of growth under the sponsorship of organizations OEMR & OpenMRS Inc., key members of the two communities have joined forces to launch a successor free & open source software community to fulfill their vision of improved health outcomes around the world.

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OpenMRS 2.0 Released-Major Milestone for the Open Source EHR

The OpenMRS community is excited to announce the release of OpenMRS 2.0. [This] release brings a new focus to OpenMRS. Instead of just releasing a generic enterprise-grade platform and leaving it up to each implementation to configure, OpenMRS 2.0 includes more functionality “out of the box” that should help you be more productive, faster...OpenMRS 2.0 features a completely new and modern user interface, built from scratch to be much more user friendly. Our new UI is still in its early days, so you may find some missing features. We will be continually improving the UI with your help and feedback. Read More »

OpenMRS and the Kenya Health Informatics Association Issue Invitation to Implementers Conference in Kenya

OpenMRS and the Kenya Health Informatics Association have issued an invitation to the OpenMRS Implementers Conference in Kenya. The conference will take place from December 4th to the 8th in in Nairobi, Kenya. The invitation was issued by Paul Biondich, the Executive Director of OpenMRS, and Steven Wanyee, Executive Secretary General, of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (KeHIA). The OpenMRS conference will be held back to back with the HELINA scientific conference which begins on December 3rd.This is the 12th OpenMRS Implementers’ conference, the 6th in Africa and the 2nd to be held in Kenya. OpenMRS Implementers’ Conferences are a way to bring health care professionals and OpenMRS implementers together to collaborate, share implementation experiences and discover new ways to improve OpenMRS.

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OpenMRS Announces 2017 Google Summer of Code students

Congratulations to the 15 students selected by OpenMRS to participate in Google Summer of Code™ this year! A total of nearly 1,400 students were selected to participate with 201 different open-source projects. As the organization administrators for the program, we are thrilled to announce our 11th year of participation yet in the annual event graciously sponsored by Google. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed participating in this great program in the last 10 years and are even more excited about the students, projects and mentors that are participating this year. Coding for OpenMRS is a great way for university students to practice coding skills and at the same time help benefit people in developing countries who are on the front lines of the battle against HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and other public health challenges. Read More »

OpenMRS Contributor of the Month Works on Rwanda eHealth Systems

Michael Downey | OpenMRS Blog | July 5, 2013

...These days, I’m working in the Rwanda Ministry of Health’s eHealth Department as an implementation lead and program manager for the Rwanda Health Information Exchange (RHIE) initiative, under a contract to Regenstrief Institute. Our project tries to improve healthcare delivery through implementation of a health information exchange that allows healthcare providers to easily save and access patient information for specific care services... Read More »

OpenMRS February 2013 Contributor of the Month: Roger Friedman

Ken Downey | OpenMRS Blog | February 6, 2013

Each month, we highlight one of the contributors in the OpenMRS community, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the people involved in the project. This month, we’re featuring Roger Friedman, a long-time contributor to the project from the United States. OpenMRS community manager Michael Downey had a chat with Roger to talk about his experiences [...]

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OpenMRS History & Licensing Move to MPLv2

Burke Mamlin | OpenMRS Blog | July 7, 2012

This is for those who missed this interesting OpenMRS Blog post several months ago on their move to the open source Mozilla Public License (MPL). Read More »

OpenMRS Implementers Meeting

Channe Suy | InSTEDD | December 20, 2011

NGOs such as Jembi, Ampath, PIH and Baobab have demonstrated very good success examples of OpenMRS implementation. OpenMRS has a very strong community and even African countries have the local capacity to be able to do customization of the tool base to their specific needs. One example that was demonstrated during the meeting, there was implementation of OpenMRS with touch screen and mobile data collection and reporting.

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OpenMRS in Latin America

The OpenMRS community is working to apply health information technologies (HIT) to solve problems, primarily in resource-challenged environments.  It is  a proud, global community of developers, implementers, funders, and users all trying to make the world a better place by using their expertise to improve the health and wellness of people around the globe. Read More »

OpenMRS Installations & Users in Africa

The OpenMRS community is working to apply health information technologies (HIT) to solve problems, primarily in resource-challenged environments.  It is  a proud, global community of developers, implementers, funders, and users all trying to make the world a better place by using their expertise to improve the health and wellness of people around the globe. See map of OpenMRS Installations.

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OpenMRS January 2013 Contributor Of The Month: Saptarshi Purkayastha

Michael Downey | OpenMRS | January 23, 2013

Editor’s Note: Starting in 2013, we will be highlighting an OpenMRS contributor every month, giving you the opportunity to learn more about the people building the OpenMRS software and community. More information about the Contributor of the Month program is available on the OpenMRS wiki... Read More »

OpenMRS Licensing Moves To MPLv2

Burke Mamlin | OpenMRS | April 4, 2013

In the process of upgrading the software license for OpenMRS, it seems like a good time to review how we got here and why we’re changing our license.  Here’s a brief history of OpenMRS Licensing... Read More »

OpenMRS partners with EasyCloud

Press Release | OpenMRS | August 1, 2012

EasyCloud, the founder and global leader in IPSaaS Consumer Cloud technology, and OpenMRS the world's leading open source enterprise electronic medical record system platform have announced a key partnership where EasyCloud will implement cloud based solutions for the OpenMRS community of developers and users.

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OpenMRS Releases 2015 Annual Report

Press Release | OpenMRS | February 25, 2016

OpenMRS®, a free and open source health IT software platform built by volunteers around the world, is marking the start of its second decade by releasing its first annual report for 2015. The document highlights the achievements of the open source community in the past year, improvements to the OpenMRS software, and lays out the strategic goals for 2016...OpenMRS started in a single clinic in Western Kenya ten years ago. Since then it has grown into a global health IT solution with implementations in more than 80 countries and translations into multiple languages. Based on documented reports, OpenMRS is currently in use in 1,149 locations around the world.

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