The free open source system OpenEMR has a medical appointment system with calendar, as an integral part of the software, which can also be used separately from the Digital Clinical Records function. You can simply ignore everything that is not needed, and limit yourself to the functions of administering users of the system (user and password), awarding care appointments to professionals providing services, and arranging appointments with patients.
To register a Patient in the system, you need the date of birth, sex and a first and last name. You can add, if desired, a huge variety of demographic data, health insurance, clinical, contact, etc.
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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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Experts who have seen the topic of “computer clinical history” set out a series of requirements for it to have legal validity.
Inviolability and inalterability of data
This includes security measures to prevent the entry of strangers into the system , preventing consultation, deletion or modification of data already incorporated by unauthorized persons. For this it is convenient that it is equipped with an alarm system / alerts. In OpenEMR, the activation of the possible registers is a way to be able to detect who, when and how it made each change in the database.
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We made PowerPoint presentations showing OpenEMR features. They are still in Spanish only. See: