Cooking up an open source EMR for developing countries: OpenMRS - a recipe for successful collaboration.

Burke W. Mamlin, Paul G. Biondich, Ben A. Wolfe, Hamish Fraser, Darius Jazayeri, Christian Allen, Justin Miranda, William M. Tierney

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Millions of people are continue to die each year from HIV/AIDS. The majority of infected persons (>95%) live in the developing world. A worthy response to this pandemic will require coordinated, scalable, and flexible information systems. We describe the OpenMRS system, an open source, collaborative effort that can serve as a foundation for EMR development in developing countries. We report our progress to date, lessons learned, and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2006


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  • Medicine(all)

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