OpenMRS as an Emergency EMR How We Used a Global Good to Create an Emergency EMR in a Week
Mamlin, B., Shivers, J., Glober, N., et al. (2021). OpenMRS as an Emergency EMR: How We Used a Global Good to Create an Emergency EMR in a Week. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 149:104433.
The authors describe how Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by standing up OpenMRS, an open-source electronic medical record (EMR) system used in disaster settings (i.e., a “global good”) to meet the surge demand for health care services. In less than two weeks, IEMS was able to set up the system for use in disaster field clinics. Other EMS and health systems can tailor and use this model to prepare for future incidents.