The Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS) was created in 2004 as a open source medical record system platform for developing countries. OpenMRS is a multi-institution, non-profit collaborative led by Regenstrief Institute and Partners In Health. OpenMRS is now in use around the world including South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Haiti, India, China, United States, Pakistan, and the Philipines. This work is supported in part by many organizations including international and government aid groups, NGO’s, as well as for-profit and non-profit corporations.

OpenMRS is a software platform and a reference application which enables design of a customized medical records system with no programming knowledge (although medical and systems analysis knowledge is required) and includes an API (application programming interface) and a web application includes web front-ends and modules that extend the core functions: OpenMRS Products