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It offers lots of templates, electronic forms, electronic order entry, practice management features, graphing, patient-education document creation, alerts, and innovate tagging functions.
Potential trade-offs: Just like any open source solution, there’s going to be a lot of grunt work to get it up and running. Michael Chen, the developer, is also available to hold your hand at a cost (see “How do I start using it? Solismed clinic management system is an open source EMR, and they’re currently working on adding MACRA reporting.
We’re going to look at their features and their Capterra user reviews (where possible).
Keep in mind that free software isn’t going to be the best choice for most practices.
It started in 2004, and counts among its users a number of government agencies and healthcare nonprofits and universities such as the Millennium Villages Project and the University of Virginia. This means that you use Open MRS to design your own customized medical records system. What you get: Because Open MRS is a platform, rather than a developed system, it can be easily customized to meet specific needs.
This makes it ideal for creating EMR systems in developing countries (where, for instance, they don’t need the insurance information that a U. The add-on modules and easily accessible API allow for even further customization.
Dragon Medical dictation helps you document quickly, and the template library includes multiple specialties.
Capterra reviewers enjoy the familiar design of the workflow, which makes it easy to use.
There’s an i OS app in which you can do everything you can do on a desktop, and you can also add clinical photos.
What you get: Solismed offers a patient portal with secure messaging, along with a ton of practice management capabilities including an appointment calendar and Inter FAX, which allows you to send and receive faxes electronically.
Solismed stores contact information for patients, volunteers, suppliers, and physicians.
Founded in 1999, Free MED one of the longest-running open source EMRs out there.
It boasts over 81,000 downloads and implementation in everything from small private practices to large government hospitals.
Its source code was made public domain under the Freedom of Information Act, and it’s available for download on the VA’s website.