OpenEMR HQ announced today that it has posted the first public screenshots of its upcoming software release called Phoenix to a special area of its website specially set up as a resource for those interested in the project. Read more after the break…
According to development lead Mishish Prahkah, Phoenix will be released simultaneously as both a Microsoft Windows based frontend to the popular OpenEMR software system and a standalone, open source, EMR package of its own. This, according to Prahkah, will allow OpenEMR HQ developers the freedom to try new ideas out in their own sandbox before pushing them out to the OpenEMR team (with which they will share code and ideas).
“While the standalone version of Phoenix will be a separate product from OpenEMR, we believe that it will also benefit the OpenEMR project”, said Prahkah. “It will allow us to do things and go places that the main OpenEMR team might not be wanting to do or go and will allow us to try out ideas that, if they work, could be tooled into OpenEMR.”
The software was originally scheduled to be released on September 15th but has been pushed by to September 25th due to a technical issue with MySQL.