7 Open Source EHR Systems

Open source systems allow individual organizations to adapt a free license software and modify it to best suit their needs.

Here are seven open source electronic health records, as provided by PC Quest.

1. OpenEMR: This software is ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR certified and offers fully integrated electronic medical records, scheduling and electronic billing.

2. OSCARMcMaster: This software was developed at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. It is a web-based EHR system geared toward primary care clinics, but can also be used in specialty and non-teaching practices.

3. GaiaEHR: Clinicians can access EHRs, medic practice management, medical billing and prescription writing offerings through this system.

4. FreeMED: This system features tracking of medical data as well as reasons for medical encounters.

5. SmartExp: Users can create customized formats in this software, including texts, drawings and pictures.

6. OpenMRS: This EHR is based on a "concept dictionary" that can describe all the data items input into the system, including clinical findings and test results.

7. VistA: This system, used by the Veterans Health Administration, is linked to WorldVistA, a platform accessible anywhere in the world.

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