OpenMRS is a global project supported and led by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University that provides an open-source electronic medical record system platform. Their core mission is to improve health care delivery in resource-constrained locations across the globe – spanning more than 80 countries. – with a compelling tag line “Write code. Save lives.” OpenMRS community infrastructure operates on advanced cyberinfrastructure from Quarry Gateway Web Services Hosting System operated by Research Technologies. Soon, OpenMRS will transition to Jetstream infrastructure (NSF Award ACI-1445604). Jetstream is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded cloud-based resource which provides access to computational resources to a variety of science and engineering research projects.
Photo taken at the OpenMRS Implementers Conference 2016 in Uganda.
The OpenMRS community is a vibrant one that includes thousands of individuals from across the globe with clinicians, coders, and other volunteers around the world represented. OpenMRS was recently recognized when co-founders Burke Mamlin, MD and Paul Biondich, MD of Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine were awarded the 2016 Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics by the American Medical Informatics Association (the world’s largest international professional biomedical informatics association). More information about OpenMRS and volunteer opportunities can be found here.
OpenMRS is in use around the world.