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OpenEMR

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OpenEMR is a Free and Open Source electronic health records and medical practice management application. It is ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR Certified and it features fully integrated electronic health records, practice management, scheduling, electronic billing, internationalization, free support, a vibrant community, and a whole lot more. It can run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and many other platforms.

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facts:
- written in PHP (-> need a webserver with PHP module)
- used mySQL (-> need this)
- tested version: 3.2.0

positive:
- multilingual; new translations very simple to add (but extensive)
- expansive and energetic community; a lot of manuals
- regular updates (average six months)
- very simple and fast installation and configuration (PHP setup menu managed)
- the decision to use mySQL was the best

negative:
- the very old and primitive design
- the navigation is confusing and need practice

My sole point of criticism is the visual appearance, if this would rebuild the application will become nearly the best.

As a lot of people have realized, OpenEMR's interface looks like something that came out of a 60's time capsule. A company, EHR Live, has updated the interface to provide a more visually appealing interface that makes OpenEMR marketable in today's marketplace.

This new interface could change the immediate perception of the program and bring OpenEMR into the same arena as other big time proprietary software vendors with nicely done interfaces. The feature set of OpenEMR has been always fair, but you can't sell a diamond if it looks like a piece of coal.

The new interface could change the immediate perception of the program and bring OpenEMR into the same arena as other big time proprietary software vendors with nicely done interfaces. The feature set of OpenEMR has been always fair, but you can't sell a diamond if it looks like a piece of coal.

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