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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

Software Description

More about this tool

Links to Software overviews, demonstrations, impact stories and implementations.  

Interoperability Layer

OpenHIM - GitHub


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.


Terminology Services

DTS Web site with Links to softwareDistributed Terminology System (DTS) is an integrated set of open source components that provides comprehensive terminology services in distributed application environments. DTS supports national and international data standards, which are a necessary foundation for comparable and interoperable health information, as well as local vocabularies. Typical applications for DTS include clinical data entry, administrative review, problem-list and code-set management, guideline creation, decision support and information retrieval.
Client Registry


MEDIC CR - GitHub MEDIC Client Registry is a master patient index developed under Mohawk College's Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) grant to build and a test version of the pan-Canadian Electronic Health Record System blueprint as prescribed by Canada Health Infoway. This reference implementation project is intended to assist developers in the development of Client Registry software, customer interfaces (as a test interface), in demonstration XDS infrastructures, or in staging environments.


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:

  • Track data
  • Work offline
  • Empower end-users
  • Start small and scale



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:

  • Maintains a central registry of all patients and their demographics, assigning a unique identifier to each patient
  • Eliminates duplicate patient registration entries that result due to changes in patient demographics (patient moved to another location), data entry errors during patient registration, or missing demographic information.
  • Provides record locator service by enabling physicians across the enterprise to identify which health care providers a patient has visited

Client Registry

OpenCR logo



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. 

Impact Stories: 


Electronic Medical Record

OpenMRS - GitHub

Download from Website

Product Dashboard (links to evolving initiatives' repos)

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.
Shared Health Record


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.

Laboratory Information System

OpenELIS Global

OpenELIS Global - GitHubOpenELIS (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
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openIMISopenIMIS 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.

Health Management Information Systems

Facility Registry 

DHIS2 - GitHubDistrict 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).
Facility Registry 

Global Open Facility Registry

Global Open Facility Registry (GOFR)

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  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.
Health Worker Registry

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.

Interoperability ServiceEntity Matching Service
The purpose of the Entity Matching Service is to enable matching in a single list of patientshealth workersfacilities or other entities or to find potential matches between two lists of the same entities.
Interoperability ServiceOpenInfoMan


Docker Hub

OpenInfoMan is XQuery and RESTXQ based implementation of the Care Services Discovery (CSD) profile from IHE which implements the following actors and transactions:

Info Manager : Find Matching Services (Ad-Hoc and Stored) [ITI-73]
               Query for Updated Services Transaction [ITI-74]
Services Directory : Query for Updated Services Transaction [ITI-74]

OpenInfoMan has been developed as part of OpenHIE and is intended to be the engine behind the CSD compliant Health Worker Registry and to be incorporated in OpenHIM.

Terminology Management Service

Open Concept Lab

OCL Terminology Service GitHub Repository
Terminology Service in OCL Online

OpenHIE Metadata Clearinghouse

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.orgDemo
Product Catalog (aka Registry)Product Catalog Management Tool (PCMT), or simply Product Catalog



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.
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

Interoperability Layer, Workflow/Automation Engine



Documentation Site

The OpenFn Integration Toolkit is a suite of open-source technologies that's used to integrate systems and automate business processes via interoperability and secure data transfer/manipulation rules called "jobs". From simple audit-trail generation to complex, multi-step process chains or workflows, OpenFn can both coordinate and translate communications between all the tools in a federated health information systems architecture.

The toolkit includes OpenFn core, engine, microservice, devtools, and more than 50 different adaptors—connectors for the most commonly used APIs in public health, from CommCare to DHIS2 to OpenMRS.

N.B. that also provides an enterprise integration platform-as-as-service which is not fully open source, but that implementations are completely portable—they can be shifted between the SaaS and open-source variants at any time.

Library to Create Synthetic Personal Demogrpahic dataDuplicate GeneratorGitHub

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.

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