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AHRQ Providing Support for OpenMRS

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | March 15, 2013

As the AHRQ report explains it, “PIH and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis conceived of OpenMRS in 2005 as a flexible, open source EMR that would be capable of meeting the demand for high-quality health information in developing countries such as Rwanda and Kenya, where the two organizations were then working. Read More »

Capiz Province Embraces Hospital Informatics, Rolls out Electronic Medical Records

Nimrod Firaza, MD | National Telehealth Center | August 8, 2010

The turn-over was part of the Cost-benefit Analysis of Hospital Computerization project of the PanAsia Networking and Coolaboration on eHealth Applications (PANACeA) funded by the International Development Research Centre of Canada. The CBA aimed to quantify the value of automating patient registration vis-a-vis the costs that accompany it. It employed the free and open source  OpenMRS as the software behind the system. Read More »

Free Guide on "Contributing to OpenMRS" now available from FLOSS Manuals

“Contributing to OpenMRS: Getting Started as a Developer” is now available. This free book was created for people who are interested in joining the OpenMRS community as either a developer or user of this reknowned 'open source' Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. The book serves as a quick guide to learn more about the history of OpenMRS, what it does, and how the global OpenMRS community works. Read More »

Global Health IT professionals gather at OpenMRS Summit

Bradley de Leon | Philippine Information Agency | October 11, 2012

Developers and users of free and open source software for use in health centers around the world have assembled in Silang this week for the sixth annual OpenMRS Implementers Meeting. The event is being held at the Y.C. James Yen Center at the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and is hosted by the National Telehealth Center (NTHC) of the University of Philippines in Manila. Read More »

Impact Case Studies and Knowledge Transfer Case Studies

Editors | AHRQ | May 15, 2011

AHRQ-funded studies in the 1990s on electronic order writing and computer reminders helped to inform and inspire a growing, global open-source medical record system community known as OpenMRS.

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Meet our Summer of Code 2011 Students

Press Release | OpenMRS | April 25, 2011

The OpenMRS community is pleased to announce that we will have 17 smart and talented university students working with us over the next several months as part of Google Summer of Code 2011.

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Melbourne volunteers helping build OpenMRS e-health extension

David Braue | ZD Net | October 29, 2013

Two dozen ThoughtWorks employees and enthusiasts from outside the company are expected to converge on the company's Melbourne offices tonight for several hours of collaborative work on an open healthcare-interchange Read More »

Open Source Medical Software – OpenMRS

Cătălin Alexandru | Open Source Science Journal | February 15, 2011

The article starts by presenting the medical domain and its corresponding software applications, their usage in improving patient care, as well as the unique advantages that an Open-Source approach brings to the field.

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OpenMRS 1.8 Now Available!

Wyclif Luyima | OpenMRS | June 20, 2011

I’m pleased to announce the availability of OpenMRS 1.8. 

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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 AMIA Launch Innovative Partnership

Press Release | AMIA, OpenMRS | September 1, 2010

AMIA, the U.S.-based association for medical informatics professionals, has launched a non-profit organization called the Global Health Informatics Partnership (GHIP) to serve as an international center for collaborative initiatives on health informatics. 

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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 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 in Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries

Eden Estopace | Enterprise Innovation | April 17, 2012

Dr. Chamaree Chiapetcharasopon, Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Bumrungad International Hospital in Thailand, said there are two types of electronic medical records. "One type is proprietary and may not be the best option for financially sensitive customers in developing countries," she said. "Another type is the free medical record keeping packages available in the market" such as the open source platform specifically developed for developing countries such as the OpenMRS. Read More »