OpenEMR is a medical practice management software which also supports Electronic Medical Records (EMR). It is ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR certified and it features fully integrated electronic medical records, practice management for a medical practice, scheduling, and electronic billing.
The server side is written in PHP and can be employed in conjunction with a LAMP “stack”, though any operating system with PHP support is supported.
OpenEMR is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). OpenEMR is subject to ongoing efforts of internationalization and localization in multiple languages, and there is free support available in various forums over the world. At the time of writing, commercial support is offered by more than 30 vendors in more than 10 countries.
Here, I post the steps to be followed to install openEMR in ubuntu machine.
Assume that you have opened the terminal and logged in as root user
OpenEMR is running on the under LAMP server,To install LAMP server follow the steps:
sudo apt-get install apache2
After successful installation,Check the web server like http://localhost, You can see the Apache’s welcome page.
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
After successful installation,login MySQL using mysql -u root -p,then enter your password.
sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5
After successful installation,check the PHP installation by running info file in Apache server.
cd /var/www/html/ –default document root
Create the PHP file(say index.php) and paste the following:
Test the file using http://localhost/index.php
Once done with LAMP server,its time to install OpenEMR.
Untar the downloaded file inside the document root of the server.
Access the application using http://localhost/openemr-5.0.0,You can find the OpenEMR welcome screen.
Finally, Go through the set up as like windows application installation.
Once done with the installation.Check you application using http://localhost/openemr-5.0.0.
- Make sure that your directory is having file permission for Apache server.
- Make sure to remember the OpenEMR password.
- Delete the setup.php file under OpenEMR root directory,once you done with the installation.
Thats all,You are done with OpenEMR installation.For queries comment below.