The purpose of this page is to highlight technologies that can support the OpenHIE Architecture and OpenHIE workflows. Please note:
- The community is moving toward validating parts of the OpenHIE Architecture Specification that can be supported with specific software. Once completed, this page will be updated to specify parts of the specification that are supported.
- The following software is not intended to be a complete or thorough list.
- There are also commercial offerings which may meet the the OpenHIE specification.
OpenHIE Component / Type of Tool
Links to Software
Countries where tool is being used
More about this tool
Links to Software overviews, demonstrations, impact stories and implementations.
|Client Registry||Website||SanteMPI SantéMPI is a proven, next-generation, fully featured Master Patient Index/Client Registry (MPI/CR) platform designed to overcome barriers to leveraging person-centered data as a catalyst for transforming health systems. It is an essential national digital health infrastructure component that leverages unique identity to facilitate data consolidation, harmonization, sharing, and building health information exchanges (e.g., OpenHIE) to establish interoperability across multiple software solutions. It’s flexible architecture and online/offline capability also supports large scale registration programs such as COVID-19 vaccination registration, and birth and death updates to a CRVS. SantéMPI fulfills these essential roles by implementing all relevant interoperability specifications and requirements related to Client Registry in the OpenHIE specification, including Client Registry as a service, HL7 FHIR, and widely deployed legacy standards like HL7v2. SantéMPI is a PATH Digital Square MPI “global good”, that helps create and liberate the power of high-fidelity data to maximize return on investment for both existing and future digital health solutions.|
Canada, Jordan, Tanzania, and Southeast Asia
|SanteMPI Video: What is a Master Person Index and what are its benefits|
|Open Client Registry (OpenCR) is an open source and standards-based client registry. Client registries use sophisticated record linkage processes to uniquely identify patients across multiple health information systems in facilities, pharmacies, lab systems, and elsewhere. As a critical component of an interoperable health information exchange (HIE), it allows patients to be tracked across facilities and decreases instances of duplicate and incomplete records, as well as interruptions in treatment. It is a necessary tool in public health to help manage patient safety and care coordination, monitoring, reporting, surveillance, and medical research.|
|Client Registry||OpenEMPI - Website|
Open Enterprise Master Patient Index (OpenEMPI) is an open source implementation of an Enterprise Master Patient (EMPI) which is a repository that maintains a registry of all patients across an enterprise. An EMPI provides many benefits including:
Shared Health Record
April 8, 2015
|HAPI FHIR is a complete implementation of the HL7 FHIR standard for healthcare interoperability in Java. We are an open community developing software licensed under the business-friendly Apache Software License 2.0. HAPI FHIR is a product of Smile CDR.||US, Denmark, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Australia, and more..||Test Server|
Healthsites Github repo
The Global Healthsites Mapping Project is building a global commons of health facility data by making OpenStreetMap useful to the medical community and humanitarian sector. This open data approach invites organizations to share health facility data and collaborate to establish an accessible global baseline of health facility data. The project supports individual facility updates and publishes national lists of downloadable health facility data in accessible formats (GEOJSON CSV SHP). The API allows regional analysis and publishes a signature domain and service domain for each facility.
Global / Every Continent
GOFR is a comprehensive FHIR-compliant platform for managing MFLs and other lists of facilities. It also provides a powerful reconciliation tool to de-duplicate and reconcile. GOFR can pull facility data from multiple data sources and is interoperable with DHIS2, iHRIS, and any FHIR server. It speeds up and improves the accuracy of developing and maintaining canonical lists of facilities for information systems and applications.
|Facility Registry||Resource Map||2006||Resource Map is an open-source tool free to use in the cloud or locally installed, that helps you make better decisions by giving you insight into the location and distribution of your physical infrastructure. With Resource Map, you and your team can collaboratively record, track, and analyze resources at a glance using a live map.||Southeast Asia, Latin America, USA,|
Health Management Information Systems
|DHIS2 - GitHub||2011||District Health Information Software (DHIS) is a highly flexible, open-source health management information system and data warehouse. DHIS provides routine data, semi-permanent data (staffing, equipment, infrastructure, population estimates), survey/audit data, and certain types of case-based or patient-based data (for instance disease notification or patient satisfaction surveys).||73+ low and middle-income countries.||Demo|
|Health Financing Information Management||openIMIS||2012||openIMIS is an adaptable open-source software tool for the digitalisation and efficient management of health financing workflows. Currently being used to manage a variety of health protection schemes, openIMIS offers seamless connections between beneficiaries, health service providers and payers.||DR, Chad, Tanzania, Nepal, Cameroon|
|Health Worker Registry||2005|
Open Source Human Resource Infomation System (iHRIS) is an open-source software that supplies health-sector leaders with information to track, manage, and plan the health workforce. iHRIS captures high-quality data on health worker numbers, skills, qualifications, locations, and more.
|More than 20 countries|
|2021||Open Health Information Mediator (OpenHIM) is a middleware system that aims to enable easier interoperability between disparate health information systems; essentially this piece of software allows difference systems to talk to each other and exchange information.|
OpenInfoMan is XQuery and RESTXQ based implementation of the Care Services Discovery (CSD) profile from IHE which implements the following actors and transactions:
|More than 20 countries|
|Interoperability Layer, Workflow/Automation Engine||2014|
(Lightning release: 2022)
The OpenFn Integration Toolkit is a suite of open-source technologies that are used to integrate systems and automate business processes, enabling interoperability and secure workflow automation. From simple audit-trail generation to complex, multi-step workflows, OpenFn can orchestrate, automate, and translate communications between any and all information systems in a federated health information systems architecture. OpenFn is a recognized Digital Public Good and Digital Health Global Good.
OpenFn/Lightning is a the latest extension to the OpenFn DPG–a fully open source workflow automation platform. Currently in alpha and to be released in Q4 2022) Lightning provides a secure, user-friendly, and fully open-source web application to build, run and monitor/audit workflows all in one place. It is designed for governments or NGOs who need a flexible solution which enables them to integrate and connect any system and comes with fully-fledged user management and auditing capabilities.
Lightning relies on the same tried-and-trusted core technology as the OpenFn Toolkit and iPaaS (in use since 2014) and comes with an improved, visual interface for building integrations. It is also compatible with OpenFn's 60+ adaptors, which are open-source modules for connecting with any REST API, databases, and commonly used apps in public health (incl. CommCare, DHIS2, and more).
N.B. OpenFn.org also provides an enterprise integration platform-as-as-service (with a free tier) for users that do not have the in-house devops and IT-security capacity to self-host. Implementations are portable, and can be shifted between SaaS and open source variants at any time.
|Interoperability Service||Entity Matching Service||2017||The purpose of the Entity Matching Service is to enable matching in a single list of patients, health workers, facilities or other entities or to find potential matches between two lists of the same entities.|
CommCare allows you to build custom solutions without compromising on the unique needs of your team.Whether you’re evaluating a program or supporting frontline workers, CommCare can help.
CommCare allows you to:
2,000 projects across 80 countries
|Point-of-Service (Electronic Medical Record)|
Product Dashboard (links to evolving initiatives' repos)
|2022||Open Medical Record System (OpenMRS) is a collaborative open-source project to develop software to support the delivery of health care in developing countries. OpenMRS provides an electronic medical record platform that allows a number of add-on modules to help OpenMRS function better for you.|
Map: Where we are
|Biometric Identity Management||Website||2021|
The Simprints solution empowers organizations with the tools to overcome data challenges to: reach more beneficiaries, overcome data challenges, and create greater impact.
We integrate biometrics into your existing mobile tools and workflow
|Point-of-Service (Laboratory Information System)|
SENAITE is an Open Source and web-based Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for enterprise environments, especially focused to behave with excellent performance and stability. The complexity and power of the LIMS works under a modern, intuitive and friendly UI that displays only the data you want to need to see.
SENAITE is the brand for a group of Open Source solutions and the community supporting it. SENAITE includes the development of open source web-based LIMS applications and extensions, each geared towards different types of laboratories.
|Point-of-Service (Laboratory Information System)||OpenELIS Global - GitHub||OpenELIS (Open Enterprise Laboratory Information System) is an advanced laboratory information system based upon the APHL (Association of Public Health Labs) guidelines for best laboratory practice and accreditation in resource-limited settings. The OpenELIS Global software serves as both a business process framework and a technical solution for managing and connecting laboratory data across devices and systems for clinical and secondary use. It is built on open source web-based technologies, and uses international standards for terminology and data exchanges.||Demo|
|Product Catalog (aka Registry)||2020||PCMT is an open-source product catalog management system that aims to connect product catalogs in order to show a clear journey from manufacturer to patient. It establishes master data that includes GS1 identifiers, global categories, and mappings to local identifiers. This enables end-to-end visibility, allows shipments to flow between systems, and helps supply chains perform.||Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, GFPVAN|
Demo - 5 min
Full Demo - 15 min
|Terminology Services||DTS Web site with Links to software|
Distributed Terminology System (DTS) is an integrated set of open source components that provides comprehensive terminology services in distributed application environments, DTS interfaces implement all OHIE Terminology Services workflows and are FHIR-compliant with R4B. DTS provides access to national and international data standards, which are a necessary foundation for comparable and interoperable health information, as well as local vocabularies and mappings. Typical applications for DTS include clinical data entry, administrative review, problem list, value set, and code set management, guideline creation, decision support, and information retrieval.
|Terminology Management Service|
Open Concept Lab
|OCL is an open-source terminology management system that operates in the cloud. A centrally hosted instance is hosted by the OpenHIE and OpenMRS communities and is available here: openconceptlab.org||Demo|
|Logistics Management System|
OpenLMIS is a powerful, open source, cloud-based electronic logistics management information system (LMIS) purpose-built to manage health commodity supply chains
Library to Create Synthetic Personal Demographic data
The Duplicate generator is a libray to create synthetic personal demographic data such as given name, surname, date of birth and sex and introduce duplicates of those records with errors. Those data can be used to test or evaluate record linkage and deduplication algorithm.
This project is a fork and an udpated version of the Freely Extensible Biomedical Record Linkage (FEBRL) dataset generator developed by Agus Pudjijono and Peter Christen in December 2008. For more detailed description please consult the website of the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY(ANU) Department of Computer Science or see the paper: Accurate Synthetic Generation of Realistic Personal Information.
In this version we upgraded the initial code to python 3.6 , added pandas, argparse and numpy, decoupled the configuration from the code and re-designed the library api to make it easy and simple to generate a customizable synthetic duplicate personal dataset.
(New versions and updates continue to be released)
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PocketPatientMD is permission-based to allow the creation of roles for staff, and currently available in 7 languages and beta in over 10 others. PocketPatientMD is focused on achieving UN SDG3. PocketPatientMD users own their data and research can be added, enabling real time data aggregation and analysis to improve cost and quality of care. PocketPatientMD is focused in markets where there is a lack of accurate health care information. PocketPatientMD provides training and support, and there is no cost to use the platform.
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Africa, Asia, Central and South America
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