Document use cases and requirements for a Shared Health Record
Performance test the current OpenMRS SHR used in the RHIE
Create a tool to evaluate Shared Health Record software that is closely linked to the requirements
Compile a list of software that could be used as a Shared Health Record
Evaluate list software options using the evaluation tool
Write up results of the evaluation and come to consensus on a recommended way forward (ie. Use/modify an existing tool or build from scratch)
Following the evaluation, the OpenHIE SHR community decided that the best option for OpenHIE to move forward with would be to utilise the existing SHR using OpenMRS, with the addition of certain enhanced features. This was due to the fact that OpenMRS is a widely adopted and supported EMR which has successfully been implemented in low-resource settings across the world. It was designed to be an edge node EMR but the clear separation of the data model and the interfaces, the powerful API and the usage of a modular approach to build extended functionality enable OpenMRS to function as a central shared health record repository.