OpenEMR has over 4,000 downloads per month

OpenEMR is recognized as one of the most popular open source EMR systems in use across the U.S. and around the world, with over 4,000 downloads per month. OpenEMR is an ONC Certified Ambulatory EHR System.

It has been estimated that there are more than 5,000 installations of OpenEMR in physician offices and other small healthcare facilities across the U.S. serving more than 30 million patients. Further, conservative estimates by the OpenEMR Organization(OEMR)  indicate that OpenEMR is installed in over 15,000 healthcare facilities around the world, translating into more than 45,000 practitioners using the system serving approximately 90 million patients.

Major features of the OpenEMR system currently include:

  • Patient Demographics
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Medical Billing
  • Clinical Decision Rules
  • Patient Portal
  • Forms
  • Reports
  • Security

OpenEMR features

Free

  • Freely available
  • Free to download, use, modify, and upgrade
  • Free documentation
  • Free support forum
  • Open source
  • Released under the GNU General Public License

ONC Certified

ONC Certified as a Complete EHR

Patient Demographics

  • Track patient demographics
  • Primary information (name, date of birth, sex, identification)
  • Marital status
  • Contact information of patient and patient’s employer
  • Primary provider
  • HIPAA information
  • Language and ethnicity
  • Insurance coverage
  • Deceased Tracking
  • Fully Customizable

Patient Scheduling

  • Patient Flow Board, Tracking, and Reporting
  • Supports multiple facilities
  • Patient appointment notification via email and sms
  • MedEx Communication Service
  • Recall (reminders) Board
  • Compact and flexible appointment calendar
  • Calendar features include:
  • Find open appointment slots
  • Categories for appointment types
  • Colors associated with appointment types and facility
  • Repeating appointments
  • Restricting appointments based on type
  • Random Patient Drug Screening

Electronic Medical Records

  • Interoperability
  • CCDA
  • Basic FHIR Support
  • Encounters
  • Medical Issues
  • Medications
  • Immunizations

Forms and clinical notes:

  • Vitals (growth charts included)
  • SOAP note
  • Review of systems
  • Eye (Ophthalmology/Optometry) Module
  • Template Driven Forms
  • CAMOS (Computer Aided Medical Ordering System)
  • Nation Notes (WYSIWYG editor)
  • Ability to create and customize forms
  • Group Therapy
  • Graphical Charting
  • Labs
  • Procedures
  • Patient Reports
  • Referrals
  • Patient Notes
  • Disclosures
  • Electronic digital document management
  • Voice recognition ready (MS Windows Operating Systems)
  • Paper Chart Tracking
  • Electronic Syndrome Surveillance reporting
  • Clinic Messaging
  • Send and Receive Medical Records via Direct Messaging
  • Dated Reminders
  • Medical Image Viewer (DICOM)

Prescriptions

  • Online drug search
  • Track patient prescriptions and medications
  • Create and send prescriptions
  • E-Prescribe
  • Print
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Customizable layout including options for DEA, NPI and state license numbers.
  • In-house pharmacy dispensary support

Medical Billing

  • Flexible system of coding including CPT, HCPCS, ICD9, ICD10 and SNOMED codes, and the ability to add others
  • Support for 5010 standards
  • Support for Institutional Billing Standards (UB-04)
  • Support for electronic billing to clearing houses such as Office Ally and ZirMED using ANSI X12
  • Support for paper claims
  • Medical claim management interface
  • Insurance Eligibility Queries
  • Insurance Tracking Interface
  • Accounts Receivable Interface
  • EOB Entry Interface
  • Customizable to work with a clearing house for automated 835 or ERA entry

Clinical Decision Rules

  • Physician Reminders
  • Patient Reminders
  • Clinical Quality Measure Calculations
  • Automated Meaningful Use Measurement Calculations
  • Fully Customizable and Flexible

Patient Portal

  • Modern User Interface
  • Scheduling and Appointments
  • Secure Messaging and Chat
  • Online Payments
  • Send Records via Direct Messaging
  • Customized Forms
  • New Patient Registration
  • CCDA Support

Reports

  • Labs
  • Medical Problems
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • Appointments
  • Secure API that Supports Third Party Patient Portals
  • Patient Lists
  • Prescriptions and Drug Dispensing
  • Referrals
  • Immunizations
  • Clinical Measure Calculations
  • Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) Calculations
  • Automated Measure Calculations (AMC) and Tracking
  • Syndromic Surveillance
  • Pending Procedure Orders
  • Ordered Procedure Statistics
  • Paper Chart Tracking
  • Sales
  • Collections
  • Insurance Distributions
  • Insurance Eligibility

Multilanguage Support

  • Supports use of multiple languages within the same clinic
  • Fully supports UTF-8 encoding
  • Supports RTL

Security

  • Support for Role Based Menus and Custom Menus
  • Ability to Encrypt Patient Documents
  • Supports fine-grained per-user access controls
  • Active Directory Support
  • Database Connection Encryption Support
  • Remotely accessible from any modern web browser with a suitable security certificate installed

Support

  • Vast Online Documentation
  • Free Online Forum
  • Free Online Chat
  • Numerous Free and Professional Support Options