Monday, November 20, 2017

OpenEMR Achieves Complete Meaningful Use Certification with Release 5.0

OpenEMR version 5.0 has accomplished Complete ONC certification, through Infogard
OpenEMR, the most prominent open source electronic health records (EHR) and medical practice management solution, has declared today that OpenEMR version 5.0 has accomplished Complete ONC certification, through Infogard. This certification is vital for medical practices in the U.S. to agree to MACRA and take an interest in Medicare's Quality Payment Program.

The Complete Meaningful Use Certification was the result of a community exertion that spanned several years, involving over $200,000 in exertion and code contributions. The quantity of enhancements brought into OpenEMR was expansive and includes standardization of patient medical information, coordination of care, patient privacy, patient engagement, security, general health and robotized calculations of metrics and clinical quality measures. The list of direct contributors to openEMR included ZHHealthcare, Ensoftek, Visolve, MI-Squared, Brady Miller MD, EMR Direct, Jan Jajalla, Sunset Systems, Columbia University Certification of Professional Achievement in Health IT, Jeff Guillory NP, Ray Magauran MD, and John Tenny MD, among others.

The OpenEMR 5.0 release boasts many features random to meaningful use. Modernization was the subject, which includes another logo and website, A noteworthy upgrade in this release is the sleek user interface, equipped towards proficient work process. "I have used OpenEMR for seven years. The new user interface makes the life of providers simpler and easier, with fast recovery and entering of patient information in a single screen, while supporting a robust list of capabilities," said OpenEMR user Dr. Arnab Naha MBBS.

Another upgrade is a component stuffed Ophthalmology/Optometry module, designed and worked by Ray MagauranMD, a practicing Ophthalmologist. "As ophthalmologists, we require an item that matches our workflows, doesn't slow us down or cost an excessively high price. My clinic is presently paperless. We have moved into the cloud," said OpenEMR volunteer engineer, Ray Magauran MD.

This release brings enhancements in the patient tracker, reporting, scheduling, billing, security, and frame approval modules. Internationalization of OpenEMR was upgraded by adding support for ideal to left languages to the effectively included 33 languages. Enterprise use of OpenEMR was strengthened by upgrading the MySQL database engine to InnoDB. Accessibility for OpenEMR developers was enhanced by migrating the codebase repository from Sourceforge to Github, which allows for proficient, coordinated improvement.

The OpenEMR community remains committed to continued support and change of the OpenEMR item. "The last year has been a brilliant age for OpenEMR with increasing dynamic improvement and a broadening community of developers, users, volunteers, professionals, and OpenEMR champions. As OpenEMR continues to enhance and needs for OpenEMR increases, I anticipate that OpenEMR's successes will continue into the future," said OpenEMR venture co-administrator Brady Miller MD.

About OpenEMR

OpenEMR was originally released as an open source venture in 2002 and is maintained and supported by a lively community of volunteers and professionals. OpenEMR is the most prominent open source electronic health records and medical practice management solution. OpenEMR is downloaded more than 7,000 times for each month and it has been estimated that OpenEMR serves more than 100,000 medical providers and up to 200 million patients across the globe. For more information, visit:

About OEMR

OEMR is a nonprofit association, established in 2010 to support the OpenEMR venture with a mission to ensure that all individuals, regardless of race, socioeconomic status or geographic area, approach superb medical care through the gift of free, open source medical software and service relating to that software. The OEMR association is the lawful entity that maintains ONC certification for OpenEMR. For more information, visit:

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