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OpenEMR is a very complete system for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or even Electronic Health Records (EHR). It is written in PHP code with Javascript and MySQL database. It is very complete open source code, free, that can be downloaded from the official Oemr site.

We developed a number of improvements, having to do with dowloadable forms with incorporated variables, with the Inpatient module and more.

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Additional tasks to the Inpatient Module, by client request.

Inpatient Module
Creation of a script to whiten the hospitalization tables within the database.

Screens with individual patient data, sorted by Area / floor and by Surname.
Facility to view or print all the data of a single patient at once. More patient data can be added, upon request.

PowerPointPoint file, descriptive of the hospitalization procedure.

Granting of admin permissions for the hospitalizations and of doctor (medical user, medical supervisor) for the hospitalization reports. That way the the bosses can intern, register, change beds and create beds. Common doctors can see the listings, but not change them.

Added fields to the Inpatient List report. Telephone, room, social work, date of internment, doctor in charge, etc. Sort by Floor, Room and Bed. Prepared to print to PDF.

Downloadable or online forms. Inclusion of Health Insurance Provider in all pre-printed downloadable forms with patient variables. The original set of keywords (keywords) was limited, and we had to resort to PHP programming to add data on medical insurance, hospitalization, date, age, etc.

Clinical data form of hospitalization, with internist physician, diagnosis, purpose of the hospitalization, etc. Then it will be complemented with Surgery, Evolution or Epicrisis.

Correction of documents and forms to adapt them to digital environment.
Adding  missing fields, standardization of terminology. Classification according to its stage of use.

Added 70 disposable items and medications to online and downloadable forms, to meet audit requirements.

Added current date and time to online forms and downloadable forms. PHP and MySQL programming. Change of date format, from the original YYYY-MM-DD to DD-mm-YYYY. (PENDING)

AGE field, which did not exist in the system. It was incorporated into online forms and downloadable forms.

Simplification of insurance data loading forms, with only 2 of the 10 existing fields.

Correction of the necessary forms to intern a patient: General and Common Informed Consents, Obstetrics, Indications, Identification Sheet, Sanitary Bill. Alignment of the fields for better use of space.

Demography: When creating a new patient, check of duplicates in ID and Clinical History. More than one form of patient identification, by Clinical History, ID or other document. Newborns without documents, or foreigners with documents or passport are taken into account.

Translation and simplification of 12 possible relationships between RESPONSIBLE and PATIENT (relative, employer, employee, partner, etc.)
A new online system was prepared to continue testing and teaching, prepared for when the current system is used in production.

Completing English to Spanish translation. Done in a 75%

PowerPoint document with use of disease codes and treatments, Word document loaded on this site.

Video conference with members of the Sanatorium to introduce the use of the system.

Counseling users on how to use the Digital Signature in OpenEMR.

Preparation of users with different levels of permission: accountant, receptionist, doctor, medical coordinator and administrator.

Pending Stages:
• Loading data from laboratory shipment
• Loading diagnostic image data
• Visit to Jujuy for training Personalized staff (2 or 3 days)
• Accounting and Billing
• Stock management

Digital clinical data for Occupational Medicine companies

Most Occupational Medicine companies perform periodic examinations where doctors record the data in blank paper forms. This practice represents a waste of time, because the doctor must question each patient about old episodes of work accidents and diseases that the company already knows. Employees may also omit important records. And it is known that this type of control is done against the clock, because the labor doctors have little time to review all the employees of a company. The digital clinical history would solve this problem.

The ART in Argentina and other countries are providers of Labour Insurance, covering work accidents and occupational diseases. These ART run periodical checkups of every worker, looking for work-related health problems. These companies are starting to request that the occupational medicine companies inform them in real time about the work accidents and the results of the periodic exams. This also implies to record all the data in a fast way, that both companies agree on the format and on the interconnection norms of both servers. Usually the HL7 standard is used, but this is not implemented in all the digital systems used in our environment. OpenEMR is ideal for this purpose, because it can also be used in a tablet or even a cell phone, whether the system runs in the cloud or in a local server of the company. It is required to program some simple forms for the most common events in each company, and to make an appropriate interface for the connection of the servers.

The business can expand. The ART can propose the use of this system to other occupational medicine companies. Likewise, the adopting labor medicine company can offer the interconnection of servers to other ARTs with which it works.

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Features of the Inpatient Module for OpenEMR

After clicking on the Patient/Client option, the new ítems appear in the bottom. In this image we show the options offered to the Administrator user:


  • Inpatient options/ A home page for the new options. It lists the reports that any user can run.
  • New bed/ It lets you create new beds, in different areas, floors or rooms. The beds can have attributes like male/female, TV or oxygen. Other features are possible with customization,
  • Assign patient bed/ Associates a patient already in the OpenEMR system to an empty bed. It records the entry date.
  • Assign patient bed – Clinical/ This is a regular LBF form, which records data outside the inpatient system, like reason for the inpatient stay, the entering doctor, diagnosis and other data.
  • Change patient bed/ It changes the bed, for same-day changes, without changing the stay number.
  • Release patient from bed/ It finishes the stay in bed
  • Edit beds/ Allows to change bed number, floor, room, área and attributes, like gender, TV or Oxygen. The only item that never changes is the Bed ID.
  • Inpatient list/ Lists all the current inpatients, with associated data, including cost.
  • Release list/ Lists all the already released patients, with associated data, including cost.
  • Free beds/ Lists the free beds.
  • Patient report/ Lists patients by name
  • Area-floor report/ / Lists patients by area and floor.

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Our Inpatient Module for OpenEMR

The hospitalization system covers the main data registration needs in a hospital or clinic.

The first stage is to create the beds. A bed is always inside a room, in turn within a floor and within an area. The area can be General, Emergency, Surgery, Maternity, Intensive therapy, etc. The beds can be male/female, have TV or Oxygen. Other features can be added upon request. Continue reading “Our Inpatient Module for OpenEMR”