Open Source software

Open source is not freeware or shareware. Open Source software is built from a community of developers committed to a common goal who then make the source code and program available to download allowing modifications and contributions back into the source code.



Open Source Solutions for the Medical Profession


Medical Practice Management Software

    Open Source Alternatives to Medical Manager
  • FreeMED is open source practice management and electronic and computer records system. It is Episode of Care based, differing from conventional billing records. It allows the tracking of medical data, in detail, with preservation not just of the diagnosis but the reasons for medical encounters. It puts into the hands of the provicer user the ability to locally abstract outcomes data. FreeMED is freely availalbe; however professional support is available. FreeMED is released under the LGPL GNU license. FreeMED is an HIPAA compliant FOSS Practice Management System that handles billing.

  • MirrorMED is a free and open source EHR and practice management system written in PHP. MirrorMed is a web-based application that is capable of running a healthcare practice.

  • OpenEMR is a free medical practice management, electronic medical records, prescription writing, and medical billing application. These programs are also referred to as electronic health records. It is a free open source replacement for medical applications such as Medical Manager, Health Pro, and Misys. It features support for EDI billing to clearing houses such as MedAvant and ZirMED using ANSI X12. Medical claim and accounts receivable are accomplished through SQL-Ledger, which has been customized. Calendar features include categories for appointment types, colors associated with appointment types, repeating appointments, and the ability to restrict appointments based on type. There are customizable medical encounter forms, support for voice recognition software, electronic or scanned digital document management for records, and support for HL7 messages.

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