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titleImplementers Meeting 2016 – #OMRS16

6th - 11th December 2016
Speke Resort Munyonyo
Kampala, Uganda

The OpenMRS Global Summit

This implementer's meeting will have summit specific sessions that will take place during the first two days.

About the event

The theme of this conference was:  “eHealth for better patient outcomes: Innovating and strengthening systems

  1. eHealth: The cost effective and secure use of ICT in support of health and health related fields, including health care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education, knowledge and research.
  2. Patient Outcomes: The arc of history is increasingly clear: health care is shifting focus from the volume of services delivered to the value created for patients, with “value” defined as the outcomes achieved relative to the costs.
  3. Innovating: Updating and transforming
  4. Strengthening Systems: Interoperability, standards and integration of data through OpenHIE to improve data sharing, reporting and use.


titlePresented By

Ministry of Health - Uganda

US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Uganda

Makerere University School of Public Health - METS Program



We have prepared an initial framework schedule for the event. As with any unconference and lightening talks, the schedule is subject to change before and during the event. Visit and bookmark for the current schedule.


  1. To demonstrate how Uganda is using a multi-partner and multi-funded approach to develop, implement, and support a national implementation of OpenMRS.

  2. To expand the OpenMRS community practices to support quality assurance processes (i.e. release testing, stakeholder acceptance testing, module gardening team, etc.)

  3. To identify the ways to measure a “successful high quality implementation” of OpenMRS and why it is important to go beyond just software development features and bug fixes.

  4. To understand ways in which OpenMRS outputs can be used to positively impact the quality of clinical care and the quality of programs that support care.

Who should attend

  • People new to OpenMRS who want to connect to others using the platform around the world
  • Experienced OpenMRS implementers who want to share their experiences and learn from others
  • OpenMRS platform developers – anyone building systems to integrate with or extend OpenMRS
  • Developers of related health and healthcare application software
  • Health practitioners, researchers and publishers
  • You!

Why you should attend

This event provides an opportunity for developers to collaborate and improve their technical skills in OpenMRS, implementers to share their best practices from implementations, and users to propose and prioritize their top features in future releases of the software. The event will also include visits to OpenMRS implementation sites along with a discussion afterward for participants to share their experience and suggestions.

Propose session ideas

It’s an unconference, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about ideas today. Do you want to lead a session? Do you have an idea for what you’d like to see, even if you can’t lead the session? Stay tuned to this page in July 2016 for details about proposing session ideas.


The event will precede a hackathon for current and new OpenMRS contributors, which will take place the 2 days after the event -- Saturday 10 December and December 11 September. The hackathon is free for developers to attend, but separate registration is required because space is limited. More information about the hackathon will be posted here soon.

Conference Schedule

Specific schedule details and session titles will not be confirmed until the conference begins. However, check back on this site for information about the event schedule.

Registration fees

  • "Early Bird" registration through 31 September 2016: USD $400
  • Regular registration (1st October – 30th  November): USD $450
  • Late registration (1st September – 5th December): USD $495

Accommodations & travel assistance

Accommodation is not included in conference registration fees. Recommended by hosts Uganda is Speke Resort Munyonyo and this will include transportation to and from the airport at an additional cost of $53, and it offers discounted rooms (Bed and breakfast) for conference participants at a rate of $95/night/person. When making bookings quote the code UGAOMRS16.

Visas and invitation letters

If you require an invitation letter please contact the secretariat at as soon as possible. Visas will be available at the airport at a cost of $100 and this is a cash transaction. Yellow fever vaccination cards are a pre-requisite for your travel to Uganda. 

Uganda Visa can now be acquired online. Kindly visit this Link to get one.


OpenMRS has a limited budget for sponsorship for attendees. Details on sponsorship will be added here soon!

Event Planning Resources