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The KenyaEMR is a tailored distribution of OpenMRS which meets the requirements laid out in the Kenya Ministry of Health document: 2011 Kenya EMR Standards and Guidelines. It's currently being developed by I-TECH and has been deployed to almost 140 sites in Kenya.


Sites that are part of the official rollout will receive KenyaEMR as part of a complete appliance release. This is the recommended way to deploy KenyaEMR in a production environment as the appliance provides other important functionality such as automated backups. However, KenyaEMR can also easily be installed as a distribution release (a set of modules) or built from the source code.

See KenyaEMR Installation Guide for more information.


We expect other organisations implementing KenyaEMR will want to customise it by adding additional content specific to their sites. KenyaEMR has been designed with this in mind and has an API which allows add-on modules to add new content such as forms and reports. We strongly encourage developers who plan to do this to join the official mailing list so that they are notified of changes to KenyaEMR and it's API.

See KenyaEMR Developer Guide for more information.

User interface

KenyaEMR uses the new OpenMRS UI Framework module to create an entirely new point-of-care oriented user interface. Many of the fragments, decorators, stylesheets, icons and scripts are maintained in a separate module called Kenya UI which allows them to be more easily reused in different projects, especially add-on modules.

See KenyaUI Module for more information.





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