OpenEMR Offers a Panel of Turn-Key Solutions with Amazon's Cloud Services
Choose from Five Easy to Install OpenEMR Cloud Packages on AWS
By: OEMR Organization
In 2017, OpenEMR released its first Amazon Cloud Services offering, OpenEMR Cloud Full Stack, with the goal of enabling Enterprise use of OpenEMR. However many clinics and academic settings did not require the complexities of a large-scale full cloud offering and/or HIPAA eligibility. The OpenEMR community realized that a one size fits all Amazon cloud service approach could not address the vast range of differing requirements and workflows in modern day clinical and academic settings.
In response, the OpenEMR community rolled out a panel of Amazon cloud service offerings covering the wide range of clinical and academic settings, from low-resource clinics in remote areas to large enterprise multispeciality facilities. These offerings were developed and tested by a team of volunteers in the OpenEMR community that included physicians, nurses, scientists, and software and cloud engineers. This team included Dr. Andre Millet, Dr. Brady Miller, Daniel Ehrlich, Jason Oettinger, Matthew Vita, Robert Down, Stephen Waite, and OpenEMR's Chief Systems Architect, Asher Densmore-Lynn.
"OpenEMR stands alone," Densmore-Lynn said, "in its embrace of containerization and orchestration technology. OpenEMR is the first open-source EMR in the Amazon Marketplace, and the only one aggressively leveraging Amazon's proprietary encryption technology in the pursuit of HIPAA compliance and domestic use." He continues, "Our range of cloud offerings including two host-it-yourself options you can run on your desktop or on your existing server hardware are designed to accommodate live clinical use, classroom instruction, or even something as modest as hassle-free demonstration and development."
This panel of OpenEMR Cloud offerings allows any user to take advantage of the benefits of cloud services, which include:
There are five different OpenEMR Amazon Cloud Service offerings ranging in costs from $10 per month to $100+ per month in Amazon fees. The offerings are Shared Hosting, Express, Express Plus, Standard, and Full Stack. All of the offerings share the availability of automated backups, low maintenance and support for SSL encryption. An updated comparison chart of these offerings is available on the OpenEMR website , and each OpenEMR Cloud offering is described below:
"These offerings are just the start as OpenEMR leverages cloud services for deploying OpenEMR to both small and large clinical and academic settings," Dr. Brady Miller, an OpenEMR project administrator and physician, said, "although these offerings will drastically improve deployments of OpenEMR, these are truly just building blocks as more related cloud services are integrated to facility interoperability, quality assurance, performance reporting, education, research, academics, data analysis and disaster response."
OpenEMR is an electronic health record (EHR) system that was originally developed in 2002 by physicians to help them run their practices. As an open-source project, it is maintained and supported by a vibrant community of volunteers and professionals that includes several hundred contributors and is supported by more than 40 companies. OpenEMR is ONC Certified as a Complete EHR, and it is recognized as the most popular open-source electronic health records and medical practice management solution in the world. OpenEMR is downloaded more than 4,000 times per month, and it is estimated that it is used by more than 100,000 medical providers serving more than 200 million patients. OpenEMR has been translated into 34 languages and is used by facilities in more than 100 countries across the globe. Open-source software has changed the world for the better, and OpenEMR is a leader in open-source healthcare software. Costly proprietary EMRs are no longer the only option. For more information please visit https://www.open-