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OpenEMR is a free medical practice management, electronic medical records, prescription writing, and medical billing application. These programs are also referred to as electronic health records. 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

Medical claim and accounts receivable can also be managed through SQL-Ledger, which has been customized. 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.

Open Source Medical Software (OSMS) is an all volunteer 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 over $815,000 US dollars in volunteer help and donated software. Currently there are 7 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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