I really like OpenEMR and actually have had a copy of OpenEMR running on this server for a while.  It is highly configurable and fully MU certified.  OpenEMR has an amazing development community and folks that are super smart (like Tony).   Whats nice about it is that it is chock full of features but not overwhelming.  You can actually even turn off features to reduce feature overload.

The version currently up on my server is the one connected to HealthyCircles which allows an HL7 interface to bi-directionally send data back and forth between these two systems (using Bridgegate which is an amazing data mapping and transformation product).


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Drop us a line if you want information about OpenEMR and we can even help you set it up if you like.

EMR Features

•Paper chart tracking

Prescriptions •Online drug search

•Track patient prescriptions and medications

•Create and send prescriptions◦Print ◦Fax ◦Email

•In-house pharmacy dispensary support

Medical Billing

•Flexible system of coding including CPT, HCPCS and ICD codes and the ability to add others

•Support for electronic billing to clearing houses such as Medavant/Capario and ZirMED using ANSI X12

 •Support for paper claims

Free Electronic Medical Records Quotes from

•Medical claim management interface

•Insurance tracking interface

•Accounts receivable interface

•EOB entry interface

•Customizable to work with a clearing house for automated 835 or ERA entry

Multilanguage Support

 •Supports use of multiple languages within the same clinic

•Currently supports English (American), English (Indian), Dutch, Greek, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Spanish, and Turkish

 •Any language can be added and translated in a collaborative Google Docs spreadsheet maintained by the OpenEMR community

•Fully supports UTF-8 encoding

EMR Pricing

Free for the software…just buy a hosting package and have our friends at MI2 set it up for you.

Technical Security

Access Controls

•Supports fine-grained per-user access controls

 •Remotely accessible from any modern web browser with a suitable security certificate installed


Currently there are some mobile versions folks are working on but recommend if you want a custom mobile app connect with MI2 OEMR consulting team and they can build you a nice system.

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  1. Posted by David — 2012-03-28 Was this review helpful?

    After disappointing results with Office Ally and then Practice Fusion we discovered OpenEMR and with less than $500.00 worth of hardware (a micro server and router) we were up and running in one day. This is the solution we hoped for, I only wish we had discovered it first! We can not thank you enough. My advice is to get started with the right system the first time, choose OpenEMR.

  2. Posted by Jojo Pornebo — 2012-02-02 Was this review helpful?

    The good thing about OpenEMR is that the clinic is not stuck on a proprietary software that they can not develop nor troubleshoot. OpenEMR code is “open” meaning any expert in LAMP, and there are many out there, can try to understand what is going on with a clinic using OpenEMR. And to be more specific there are many software vendors listed in the OpenEMR site that are already expert in the operation of this software. This chaacteristic allows the clinic to get help on OpenEMR from anywhere. Try that with the other thousands of EMR software out there. Other advantages: 1. Completely license free.

  3. Posted by Art Eaton — 2011-12-23 Was this review helpful?

    OpenEMR gives me freedom. We are not stuck with what someone elses’ opinion of how things should be, look or operate. No-one else owns our data. If we don’t like something, we don’t have to live with it, we can do something about it: now!. Sure, there may be a few nice features in *some* commercial EMR’s that OpenEMR does not yet match in quality, but the reverse is also true. In distribution, set-up, back-ups, scalability and overall availability of data, OpenEMR’s web-based approach blows the others away. Furthermore, the intensity of development for OpenEMR seems to outpace other products. I can think of a lot of features that OpenEMR did not have two years ago, one year ago, six months ago, one month ago….and the pace is not slowing down.

  4. Posted by Arnab Naha — 2011-12-23 Was this review helpful?

    A useful and beautiful piece of software..allows you to do anything…so much customizable..everything you want in an EMR is there in OpenEMR..I use it in my daily practice with full efficiency…The Support here is great…and the people are always ready with the support regarding any question asked…Its the marking of a very good project..a great software. Thanks for building this software..Love it!

  5. Posted by jccaldwell — 2010-02-25 Was this review helpful?

    Four years ago started a small office. Did not want to spend a lot of money on hardware or software however wanted a paperless office. OpenEMR was just the ticket. This system is rock solid and I still have not implemented a fraction of its features. Community is great and service is readily available if needed at very reasonable rates. Highly recommended.

  6. We have deployed openEMR in several small physician clinics and specialty clinic settings with great success. It is indeed one of the easiest one to customize among the few opensource EMR options available.

  7. Posted by Ronald Leemhuis — 2012-01-04 Was this review helpful?

    With diligent use of OpenEMR during a 90 day window in 2011, both physicians in our family practice qualified for the Medicare incentive. The open nature of OpenEMR suggests to me it will thrive even as proprietary systems bit the dust.

  8. Posted by Docaltmed — 2009-12-09 Was this review helpful?

    After years of dealing with the off-and-on antics of a proprietary system, I find in FOSS a stable, secure, reliable EMR. Easily customizable. OpenEMR rocks! My practice has been using it for 9 months now, and I have nothing but praise!

  9. Posted by binovia — 2009-12-08 Was this review helpful?

    So far we have had two implementations at imaging centers, users were up withing 4 hours of installation. Scheduling is incredibly easy, data export is fast and easy also.

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