Medical Record System

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Our mission

The OpenMRS Community’s mission is to improve healthcare delivery in resource-constrained environments by coordinating a global community that creates and sustains a robust, scalable, user-driven and open-source medical record platform.

We are a global community of truly dedicated, talented, and generous contributors who build and maintain the OpenMRS platform and other, foundational OpenMRS technical products.

We maintain a platform that countries and implementers use to create a customized EMR system in response to needs on the ground.

Learn more about:

  • Who We Are: Our Community, Our Partners, and OpenMRS Inc
  • Our Technology: Our Product Vision, Our Platform, and Our Modules

Our Impact

Improving Patient Outcomes

Information is a Care

Now, with the use of technology such as OpenMRS,  it’s much faster and efficient to get data to a clinician and provide the best care possible to a patient.”

Without reliable medical record systems and valid data from them, improving the health of millions of people throughout the developing world is impossible.

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals requires resilient health systems supported by electronic medical records.

The truth is: Robust medical record systems save lives, save resources, and can prevent or contain epidemics.

OpenMRS, a recognized Global Good, is an open source electronic medical record system designed for resource constrained settings.


Scaling implementations

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

More countries than ever before are choosing OpenMRS as their national electronic medical record system.

As a result, OpenMRS serves as the foundation for implementations that touch and help millions of patients throughout the world.

Every implementation is different depending on the implementation goals, available infrastructure, needs and requirements, location, and access to power and internet.

By sharing a common platform maintained by the OpenMRS community, implementers gain the freedom to focus on creating  innovative solutions that respond to local needs.

Sustainable Technology

Community-driven development

With the growth of implementations comes the need for more engineers to expand, improve, process, and support users and implementers.

Over the last 12 years, many of the brightest minds in health informatics have developed nearly four-million lines of code and a robust data model for OpenMRS.  This translates into tens of millions of dollars of free research and development that the community makes available for all.

The OpenMRS community brings together, mobilize, and coordinate developers, product managers, quality assurance specialists, and implementers from around the world. Through our commitment to professional development and advancement, we’re creating a sustainable foundation of OpenMRS talent that will support future growth and expansion.

How to

Get Involved


Discover technical and non-technical opportunities to make a difference at OpenMRS.


Work with countries and service providers worldwide to implement OpenMRS.


Be part of the creating the next generation of OpenMRS community talent.


Become one of our supporters and change the world with us

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