OpenMRS provides is a great wonderful clinical data gathering and analyzation tool as well as a wonderful platform for an integrated hospital management information system (HMIS). However, the business management pieces to implement such a comprehensive HMIS within OpenMRS are not complete and those pieces that do exist lack an overall cohesiveness. The Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) would like to fill OpenHMIS team is filling that gap and add adding a comprehensive HMIS suite that is built on top of OpenMRS.
Our goal is to be the go-to provide an excellent HMIS software solution for HMIS software at hospitals that cannot afford expensive commercial software packages. We will create the core modules required to work within an HMIS ecosystem which we will define. This will eventually entail creating modules to handle every aspect of hospital management along with the necessary connections to other modules, though this is a goal that may not be reached for some time. While While we will be working with specific hospitals for our implementations we will design are designing each module to be general enough to be used in many varied environmentsmedical institutions. This generalized design is something that we believe is vitally important as it enables the OpenMRS community at large to benefit from this work and so that they (you!) can actively contribute back into the work to help make it better for everyone.
The OpenHMIS project is completely open source and we welcome any contributions. Most of the development team hangs out in a HipChat room here; feel free to drop in, say hello, and ask questions. Our other development-y services can be found here: