OpenMRS community has come together to
specifically respond to those actively building and
managing health systems in the developing world,
where AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria afflict the
lives of millions of people.
Their mission is to improve health care
delivery in resource-constrained environments by
coordinating a global community to create and
support this software.
The OpenMRS community is a worldwide
network of volunteers from many different
backgrounds including technology, health care,
and international development. Together,
They're working to build the world's largest and
most flexible technology platform to support
delivery of health care in some of the most
challenging environments on the planet.
Although they started out to fix a
database system in a single clinic in Kenya, in
the last few years OpenMRS has grown
dramatically to be used both in research and
clinical settings in every corner of the planet.
They're very proud of the innovators using
OpenMRS to improve health care worldwide.
Design decisions are driven by real, not
Their software works in the most
challenging health care delivery
They create a platform that is adaptable to
the unique needs of their users around the
They are open, honest, and transparent in
both their processes and their software.
Their software serves as a platform that
empowers both users and implementers to
They publicly document and share their
knowledge, skills, experiences, and failures.
We believe the best ideas come from people with
different backgrounds and talents, and we build a
community where these people can come together
We believe in harnessing the wisdom of our
software development community by creating a safe
place to raise concerns, discuss failures, improve
existing ideas, and solve problems.
Models exist to implement health IT in a way that decreases
costs, increases capacity, and lessens the disparities between
wealthy and resource-poor environments.
Open standards enable people to use health IT systems to
share information and reduce effort.
Concepts and processes can be easily shared to enable health
care professionals and patients to work together more
Medical software helps ease the work of health care providers
and administrators to provide them with the tools to improve
health outcomes all over the world.
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