I am considering presenting OpenMRS as a possible solution for a hospital, however, there are a few things I would like to clear up before I can consider OpenMRS a viable option. The hospital is for children and as such, I would like to customize OpenMRS to fit this niche. Here are few questions I would like to answer:
Does anyone use OpenMRS in such a scenario (managing information for child patients)?
Can I customize the forms to fit this scenario? e.g., Remove the patient phone number and address section in the “Register a Patient” view and make the Parent/relative phone number and address the main contact information.
After the patient is registered/created, on the patients profile view, it appears that the relative/family member has to have a record existent in the database for that information to show up in the “Family” section. Is there a way to just display the relative information specified during the registering of that patient?
This child patient MRS is for a specialized medical field, so the database should be populated with general illnesses, as well as, and more importantly, illnesses of that specialized medical field. Can this be done?
Awesome, @mksd, thanks for the reply. It is the “Platform 2.0.5 Standalone Edition” that I start with to customize OpenMRS the way we need it or is “Reference Application 2.6.0 Standalone Edition” enough?
Short answer: Reference Application 2.6.0 Standalone Edition
The Platform is, well, a platform. Meaning that it is rather a backend application than anything else. It needs to be dressed up as a end user distribution to be fully usable. There are two main distributions made available for the largest audience:
The Reference Application.
But in fact there are quite a few distributions of OpenMRS out there, some targeting specific use cases, other fitting a regional use… etc. More here about the subject: ‘OpenMRS Distributions’.