AAFP Releases Specifications

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has created a specifications page on its web site for its ‘Open Source EHR’ (Electronic Health Record) initiative. Excerpt follows, there is more on the web page: ‘…Open Source EHR utilizes a very simple, concise, and highly graphical end-user interface approach, based upon state-of-the-art Web and Internet technologies, with back-end data consistency across all aspects of the system. Open Source EHR will include the following components:

  • A cross-specialty automated health care record.
  • A cross-specialty/cross-institution automated order-entry system.
  • A cross-specialty/cross-institution medication and prescription management system.
  • A cross-specialty/cross-institution clinical coding system.
  • A community public health and communicable disease system.
  • Seamless links to an evidence-based diagnostic and therapeutic information infrastructure…’ In other news, AAFP’s Open Source EHR is said to be based on the Oceania EMR software.
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