|Title||Cooking up an open source EMR for developing countries: OpenMRS - a recipe for successful collaboration.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Mamlin, BW, Biondich, PG, Wolfe, BA, Fraser, H, Jazayeri, D, Allen, C, Miranda, J, Tierney, WM|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
Millions of people are continue to die each year from HIV/AIDS. The majority of infected persons (>95%) live in the developing world. A worthy response to this pandemic will require coordinated, scalable, and flexible information systems. We describe the OpenMRS system, an open source, collaborative effort that can serve as a foundation for EMR development in developing countries. We report our progress to date, lessons learned, and future directions.