The computerization of clinical data is an irreversible global trend, and it is indisputable that it streamlines and improves patient service. The data becomes auditable, monitored and transferable.
There are many commercial products to computerize the medical history, both in desktops and in the cloud. Their cost is generally proportional to the amount of benefits they offer.
OpenEMR offers the same amount of benefits as the products of 10,000 dollars or more. But this software is free and open source, which means it can be obtained free of charge, and modified to taste without paying licenses.
OpenEMR is the system with the most installations in the world, in more than 15,000 institutions with at least 45,000 professionals, which generated a broad base of users and developers that makes it popular and easy to adapt and modify. Continue reading “Digital Medical Records for institutions”
The software for clinical history can be proprietary or public, depending on the type of license adopted by the author. In addition, they may have cost or be free. OpenEMR is a clinical history computerization solution that offers the greatest advantages in terms of cost, ease of use, support and security, and has the advantages of being public and free.
OPENEMR is an international project, with more than 45,000 installations in all the world, and hundreds of active developers. Because of its size, it has more than 1000 features, Openemr has many features, well above most commercial systems. The OpenEMR project is managed by Sourceforge.net, the platform more widespread for open source and free projects.
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One customer requested a nursing module for OpenEMR, adding 2 features: States and Phrases. States are exclusive conditions, for instance: At his room/Somewhere else. Phrases are non exclusive conditions, for instance: Unsalted diet/Hypocaloric diet/Processed diet.
This is an addition to the Inpatient Module, which is an exclusive/unique condition. For instance, if John Doe is occupying bed 11, he is not occupying any other bed, and no one else is occupying that bed.
Installation of this module involves running 3 queries in the database, copying 4 folders in the openem/interface folder: menu, new_phrase, reports1 and state, and replacing the standard.json file that constitutes the horizontal menu bar in OpenEMR.
The new options allow editing/creating/deleting states and phrases. Examples of states are: Intern in his room, Intern elsewhere in the clinic, Intern temporarily at home. Examples of phrases are: Normal diet, Hypocaloric diet, Hyposodic diet, Processed diet, Alergic to fish, Needing wound care, Complaints frequently, Mental condition, Supplies lasting less than 3 days and so on.
Feel free to experiment with this system at http://med.click/new User is user33 and password user33 too.
Download a PowerPoint presentation at https://openemr.com.ar/pp/states.phrases.pptx or see a video at https://youtu.be/a2MzoQUG86g
Compartmentalization is required by many users and institutions.
In some clinics every doctor can see every patient, and this is good for urgencies. But in some cases there are privacy concerns. Some doctors do not want to share some patients, because of medical or even financial reasons.
I made a file that limits doctors to see his own patients, instead of all of them.
This module lets the admin to create a compartment name, and the users with this compartment name will be able to see the patients assigned to this compartment.
You can have several patients witin the same compartment. The compartment can be named as a doctor or as a location.
We have an online demo. Ask for access credentials.
See our PowerPoint presentation for the Compartment Module to understand how it works.
Ask for prices and requirements.
Code Editing in OpenEMR
Check the enclosed PowerPoint presentation to see how diagnostic and procedural codes can be edited in OpenEMR. Prices can be added for accounting procedures.
Several customers demanded financial features, in order to integrate the EMR with the administrative sector of the clinic or medical office. Some medical practices have a price associated to them, often provided by the insurers or other companies. If the customer provides us their price list, we can integrate it with the practice codes and names, in order to keep the debt in the patient record.
Check these 2 PowerPoint presentations: Billing features of OpenEMR and
According to the project leaders, the new features and modernization make this OpenEMR release a significant advance in the field.
OpenEMR is a popular open source electronic medical records (EMR), and the authors announced that version 5.0 has achieved the complete ONC certification. ONC is the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), who established standards for structured data provided by EHR software.
This ONC certification is needed for medical practices in the USA to participate in Medicare’s Quality Payment Program and to comply with MACRA. MACRA is Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
OpenEMR is a very complete medical practice management solution. This Complete Meaningful Use Certification was the result of a community effort along several years, involving over $220,000 in code and effort contributions.
The number of enhancements brought into OpenEMR was huge and includes standardization of patient health info, care coordination, more patient engagement and privacy, safety and automated metrics calculations, along with many clinical quality measures.
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Our EMR Support Services
This website provides support for OpenEMR, a free open source solution for Electronic Medical Records, in English and in Spanish.
- We install your Online system for Electronic Medical Records
- Web server and database server rental.
- Options for own domain, own website, own hardware and software.
- Domain certificate for Secure Server, such as https://SecureWebServer.com
- Digital Signatures for Doctors and other sensitive users.
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If you prefer the Spanish version of this site, see OpenEMR.com.ar
The Electronic Medical Records issue is quite complex, because there is no standard yet, and thousands of competing applications try to conquer the big clients. Some are Open Source, some are free, many are sold. A few countries and states have decided to implement a single EMR application, to lower costs and focus all the development effort in a single product. However, not even Socialist countries have reached that goal.
The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the centre of many new health businesses. Health care is now 95% direct and 5% remote. In the near future, it will be the other way around.
The need for competition in this area is possibly paramount to achieve safety, usability, acceptance and other quality parameters.
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Anyone can download it, install it and make the modifications to the code that are necessary to adapt the system to the particular needs of a client.
We have developed a system to download printable forms with additional variables to those that come by default. This helps the clinics transition from paper to electronic format. Also we created a score of forms commonly used in external and internal attention.
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