The OpenMRS community is working hard to assemble a complete User Guide for OpenMRS, including everything you need to know to install, configure, and use OpenMRS in your environment. We encourage everyone involved to the project to help refine and add to this documentation!
New to OpenMRS? Begin with the Guide for the New and the Curious.
The Getting Started with OpenMRS Guide started during a Google-sponsored documentation sprint in 2011. The most recent version, dated June 2012, describes OpenMRS 1.9. Getting Started with OpenMRS Guide is available at FLOSS Manuals for reading online or in EPUB or PDF formats. It can be ordered in printed form from Lulu. The PDF of the OpenMRS Guide (3.4 MB) is attached to this page as well.
The Implementers Guide describes everything from product evaluation to launching your site. This includes evaluating whether OpenMRS meets your needs, organizational and technical requirements, installation, and designing concepts and forms.
The Administrator Guide documents day to day tasks after launch. These include systems administration, adding new users, and maintaining forms and concepts.
The User Guide is for clinicians, data clerks, and other end users. It describes everyday taks like logging in and finding a patient record.
Read about system requirements.
Information about using OpenMRS.
For implementers & administrators, learn how to administer your OpenMRS server(s).
Information about data management.
Information and links to training resources.