|Title||Data Migration from Operating EMRs to OpenEMR with Mirth Connect.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Lin, J, Ranslam, K, Shi, F, Figurski, M, Liu, Z|
|Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|
|Keywords||Ambulatory Care Facilities, electronic health records, Humans, Physicians, Software|
Electronic medical records (EMR) are integral to the functionality of day to day operations in a clinic. EMRs perform functions like scheduling or hosting medical records used by physicians and other staff . A certain time comes when it is necessary to upgrade or change EMRs to maintain efficiency in a clinic. The most arduous part of changing a clinic's EMR is migrating the clinical data from the old EMR to the new. This paper explores the feasibility of data migration between two Electronic Medical Records using open source technologies. This enables smaller clinics to change EMRs when the need arises without incurring huge costs. Using Mirth Connect as a data integration engine and OpenEMR as the new EMR we successfully migrated data from our old EMR to OpenEMR.
|Alternate Journal||Stud Health Technol Inform|