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Our world continues to be ravaged by a pandemic of epic proportions, as over 40 million people are infected with or dying from HIV/AIDS -- most (up to 95%) are in developing countries. Prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS on this scale requires efficient information management, which is critical as HIV/AIDS care must increasingly be entrusted to less skilled providers. Whether for lack of time, developers, or money, most HIV/AIDS programs in developing countries manage their information with simple spreadsheets or small, poorly designed databases, and if anything at all. To help them, we need to find a way not only to improve management tools but also to reduce unnecessary, duplicative efforts. As a response to these challenges, OpenMRS formed in 2004 as an open-source medical record system framework for developing countries -- a tide that raises all ships.

Over the past decade, OpenMRS has been adapted and used beyond HIV/AIDS for TB, Ebola, maternal-child health, and chronic care. OpenMRS is a multi-institution, nonprofit collaborative led by organizations such as Regenstrief Institute, Inc. (regenstrief.org), a world-renowned leader in medical informatics research, and Partners In Health (pih.org), a Boston-based philanthropic organization with a focus on improving the lives of underprivileged people worldwide through health care service and advocacy. We have also formed a non-profit, OpenMRS, Inc., whose mission is to support the worldwide OpenMRS community. These teams nurture a growing worldwide network of individuals and organizations all focused on creating medical record systems and a corresponding implementation network to allow system development self-reliance within resource-constrained environments. To date, OpenMRS has been implemented in dozens of developing countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Haiti, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, and India.

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OpenMRS 2020 Projects

  • Shivansh Rakesh
    Add Support for FHIR Narratives
    FHIR (or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is a standard for exchanging electronic health records. It describes elements (called resources)...
  • Siddharth Vaish
    Advancement of OAuth2 Module and Improvements in SMART OWA to OpenMRS
    Run existing SMART Apps with OpenMRS using FHIR Requirements to enable SMART on FHIR Structured Clinical Data through FHIR Authorization by OAuth2...
  • Ayeshmantha Perera
    Expose System Metrics For Monitoring
    This project will create a new module which can collect the necessary real-time data for the metrics in OpenMRS deployed servers. And which will...
  • VarunGupta
    Improve FHIR Search
    Improve FHIR Search FHIR has a detailed API for searching any kind of medical information. But the API as implemented by the FHIR module provides a...
  • Jayasanka Weerasinghe
    Improved OpenMRS DHIS2 Integration
    DHIS is a world-known open-source software platform for reporting, analysis, and dissemination of data for all health programs. OpenMRS DHIS2...
  • Rishabh Agarwal
    Open MRS Android Client
    OpenMRS is based on the principle that information should be stored in a way that makes it easy to summarize and analyze. OpenMRS is a client-server...
  • Aman Mishra
    OpenMRS should support PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS), unlike MySQL which is a Relational Database Management System(RDBMS). It is...
  • Alin Mihaila
    Switching from XML Mappings to Annotations on OpenMRS domain Objects
    The goal of this project is to switch from XML Mappings to Annotations on OpenMRS domain Objects. The proposal presents a way to make it happen in...
  • Pahonsi Bebeto Achile
    Upgrade Platform Core Libraries Project
    To be able to take advantage of all the latest functionality from the latest published versions of these libraries . It is necessary to update our...