Tuesday, December 18, 2012

OpenEMR Continues to Grow in Popularity & Use

OpenEMR recently posted a news release with data on the number of downloads of their popular open source electronic medical record (EMR) software. The number of practitioners using the system and the patient population they are treating are staggering – a real eye-opener. It's amazing that many noted management consulting & research organizations like Klas still fail to acknowledge or report on the rapidly growing number of high quality, open source health IT solutions now widely deployed.

Aside from OpenEMR, there are a number of other notable open source electronic medical record (EMR) systems installed in thousands of hospitals and clinics around the world, i.e. OSCAR, OpenMRS, and VistA. The number of clinicians using these systems runs into the tens of thousands, and the number of patients being treated using these open source systems numbers many tens of millions of people across the U.S. and around the world.

Read more about this in the article entitld "OpenEMR Continues to grow in Popularity and Use" recently published in Open Health News

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