Family Planning Association of India, (FPAI) Nagaland Branch in its effort to improve its patient experience conducted a weeklong training on OpenEMR (Electronic Medical Record System) (with support from its headquarter in Mumbai) at Reproductive Health & Family Planning Clinic (RHFPC) at Daklane, Kohima. The training concluded on April 2.
The visiting team Usha Radhakhrishnan and Manoj Kumar informed that OpenElectronic Medical Record System was a free open source for medical practice and management and a replacement for medical applications such as Medical Manager, Health Pro and Misys.
Family Planning Association India, Nagaland Branch team is been trained on OpenEMR version 3.1 and Electronic clinical system will be implemented; though a major challenge to handle smoothly at the initial stage.
The team at the Branch expressed hope to make a shift from ‘paper clinic’ to ‘EMR’ system, which would enhance patient (client) and service provider relationship, confidentiality, clinical records management, client data, inventory, invoicing and reporting efficiently.
Open Electronic Medical Record System is one of the most versatile and popular free electronic medical records management software in use today and operates in Linux, Mac OS X and MS Windows. Open EMR enjoys some of the broadest user and developer support.
Currently there are practitioners in the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia, Sweden, Holland, Israel, Malaysia, Nepal, Indonesia, Bermuda, Armenia, Kenya and India that are either testing or actively using OpenEMR for use as a free electronic medical records program.
The main features of OpenEMR is free and open source; besides detail patient demographics, patient scheduling, electronic medical records, prescriptions, medical billing and multilingual.