About

OpenEMR is an ONC-ATB Complete Ambulatory EHR. This “Meaningful Use” certified electronic health records and medical practice management application has fully integrated electronic health records, practice management, scheduling, electronic billing and interoperability. After an 18 month development effort from our “Meaningful Use” team we have been Meaningful Use Certified for use inside the United States by ICSA Labs an Independent Division of Verizon Business as of August 18th, 2011.

What our users say:

1) “It’s easy to use.”
2) “I can’t believe it does do much stuff.”
3) “I Can’t believe it’s free.”

The OpenEMR project website is at www.open-emr.org

 

OpenEMR is licensed under the General Gnu Public License (General GPL). It is a free open source replacement for medical applications such as Medical Manager, Health Pro, and Misys. It features support for EDI billing to clearing houses such as Availity, MD-Online, MedAvant and ZirMED using ANSI X12.

Major features of OpenEMR

  • Free (Free Libre Open Source Software)
  • Open Source
  • Multilanguage Support
  • Free Upgrades
  • Free online support
  • Electronic Billing (includes Medicare)
  • Document management
  • Integrated practice management
  • E-Prescribing
  • Insurance tracking (3 insurances)
  • Easy to customize
  • Easy Installation (Thank You! Brady Miller and Obinna Amalu.)
  • Voice recognition ready (MS Windows Operating Systems)
  • Web based (Secure access with SSL certificates)
  • Integration with external general accounting program SQL-Ledger
  • Built in Scheduler
  • Multi-facility capable
  • Prescriptions by printed script, fax or email

Calendar features include categories for appointment types, colors associated with appointment types, repeating appointments, and the ability to restrict appointments based on type. There are customizable medical encounter forms, support for voice recognition software, and electronic or scanned digital document management for records.

The community is dedicated to guarding OpenEMR’s status as a free, open source software solution for medical practices. Its members are comprised of software developers, as well as physicians and those with extensive medical and billing knowledge, all with the common goal of making OpenEMR a viable alternative to its proprietary counterparts.

Our mission – Built on a tradition of continuously sharing, changing and improving, the OpenEMR community strives to work together to create a high-quality electronic medical record and practice management system. Through open collaboration, the community is molding a stable, yet continuously improving product, thanks to the efforts of developers across the globe, brought together by their tenacity and the connectivity of the Internet.

OEMR is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that supports OpenEMR. We are always looking for volunteers. If you would like to help with maintaining this site, help with developing software, grant writing, or pro bono legal work, we would love to have your help.

Tony McCormick ( [email protected] ) has been helping with Volunteer Coordination. Please e-mail Tony McCormick if you are interested in helping.


OpenEMR is one of the most popular free electronic medical records in use today. SourceForge has recorded over 3,400 downloads per month. This is the equivalent in fair market value of $100,000,000 in donated software a month.

OpenEMR is one of the most versatile electronic medical records and operates in Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and MS Windows.

OpenEMR enjoys some of the broadest user support and developer support. Currently there are practitioners in the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia, Sweden, Holland, Israel, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, Bermuda, Armenia and Kenya that are either testing or actively using OpenEMR for use as a free electronic medical records program. There are many international features and the software has been fully translated in Spanish, Dutch, Greek, and both European and Brazilian Portuguese. Large portions have been translated into Swedish, Norwegian and Chinese.

The development group has professional developers, security specialists, and physicians involved in the development process. Currently, OpenEMR receives support on a regular basis from 23 professional developers in 7 different companies that have been supporting OpenEMR by donating software using the GPL license. Development is coordinated at Source Forge. You can start volunteering simply by signing up at SourceForge on the forums and give us a “hello.” Even if you are not a programmer and don’t know anything about programming, we can still use your help. Open Source Medical Software is a not-for-profit company that supports OpenEMR and its development.





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