OpenEMR & Ophthalmologist's Meaningful Use Attestation

OpenEMR is one of the most popular 'open source' electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management (PM) systems on the market today. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and many other computer platforms. It features fully integrated electronic health records, patient scheduling, electronic billing, internationalization, free support, a vibrant community, and a whole lot more.

If you are an Ophthalmologist who is attesting to Meaningful Use for the first time in 2013, check out the 2013 Ophthalmologist's Meaningful Use Attestation that was recently posted on the OpenEMR site. Understand how OpenEMR generates and tracks the data that you will need for attestation and where this information can be found.

The latest release of OpenEMR continues to maintain its Official ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR Certification status. It  has numerous new features including 19 language translations and full support for ICD9, ICD10, SNOMED coding, and 5010 billing standards. It is also compatible with new versions of PHP and MySQL, and also offers improved system performance. OpenEMR 4.1.1 can be downloaded from the OpenEMR Project website at

Selected OpenEMR Factoids:

  • 2365 OpenEMR Developers
  • Over 210,000 recorded downloads of OpenEMR
  • Approximately 30% of OpenEMR downloads are within the U.S.
  • Read the latest news on the Internationalization of OpenEMR
  • See collected User Reviews of OpenEMR

Other popular open source EMR systems include OpenMRS, OSCAR, VistA, and RPMS.  Learn more about these and other open source health IT resources by visiting Open Health News.