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Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are starting to take off the word over. In particular the OpenHIE ( project is looking at proving the infrastructure for low to middle income countries (LMICs) to exchange a patient's demographic and clinical information.

OpenMRS is deployed in many LMICs and thus it would be helpful to have some modules available to easily connect OpenMRS to an HIE.

The Patient Administration Management (PAM) profile developed by Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) provides a standards-based mechanism to manage patient information between systems. In this project the PAM profile will be used to send information about each patient that is registered in the OpenMRS system to HIE infrastructure. This will allow OpenMRS to integrate into an HIE more easily.

Project Champions

Ryan Crichton


  • Become familiar with the IHE PAM profile
  • Hook into the OpenMRS create patient functionality
  • Add the ability to send a standards-based PAM request that a patient was created
  • Note: We are also looking a the IHE PIX profile as there is some overlap between the PAM and the PIX profile and it might be beneficial to support both. Also, the Client Registry is used in OpenHIE currently supports PIX, so support of this profile may be a good idea.

Extra Credit

  • Allow messages to be queued and retried if OpenMRS is has no internet connection
  • Implement support for the PIX profile as well

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  1. user-069dd

    This is a very interesting idea to be involved with and the resources provide very good guidelines

  2. Hello Ryan Crichton. I am interested in the project and would like to discuss this with you. May I know which is the convenient mode of communication for you. Thanks.

    1. Hi Sara, I'm glad you are interested in the project.Email would probably work best for now. You may contact me on ryan at jembi .org to discuss this further.

  3. I liked this idea. I would like to work on it for GSoC'14. After collecting further ideas and implementation about this project, I will reach out to you Ryan Crichton. (smile)

  4. user-f443b

    Hi Ryan , I would like to discuss this project with you , do you have a skype id , or when r u available in irc , i would be there. Please let me know what is convenient. 

  5. Hi all, the best way to contact me at this stage is to send me an email with initial thought and questions. My email can be found in the comment above.

    1. user-f443b

      Hi , 

      I have send you an email , but got an auto reply , I guess you are travelling , would be waitin gfor your reply Ryan (smile)


  6. @Ryan : I have very important things to clarify in order to complete my proposal. Tell me how to contact you ASAP? Thank you