Looking for OpenMRS dev & implementation training materials

Hi all! I am Jens Kaasbøll, a professor of information systems at the University of Oslo. And yes, we are the ones behind DHIS2. We are also involved in creating academic programs on health information systems in 10 African and Asian universities. One of the components in such programs is EMRs, and we want the students to acquire skills in implementation and configuration of OpenMRS. Thus we are looking for training material and possibly university courses on this topic. I have seen the YouTube channel and the Gdrive folder Presentations and Session Outlines - Google Drive which contains useful material. Do any of you know of other presentations/explanations of how to configure the software? Cases? Assignments for training? Other useful material for learning?

Best regards Jens


@jensj Excellent question. There are many training materials. The community would love to have assistance with organization :slight_smile: These are some:

FYI @jennifer @grace


I think you would find it of interest and helpful to check through our wiki page https://wiki.openmrs.org/

Thanks a lot, this looks promising. Jens

Hi @jensj and welcome to our community!

I thought I’d turn this into its own topic so that it gets more eyes. :eyes:

@ball shared a lot of great resources - all in our OpenMRS Knowledge & Professional Development Center. As you might have noticed, the Implementation Track is still a WIP while our Development Track is more finished (though slated for updating for 2024).

We’ve had a squad or team come together periodically to work on our two mentorship programs (GSoC and Fellowship Program), our OpenMRS Fundamentals Academy (in-person & online). Right now, our Professional Development Management Team is working to organize, update/improve, and package our different professional development offerings as an OpenMRS Academy. They meet every other Tuesday & Monday - and you’re more than welcome to join one of their calls.

Reach out with any questions about our existing materials, where we’re going in 2024, or even suggestions!

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Thanks a lot, Jennifer.

I am in Ethiopia now, where they are struggling with Bahmni, and where they, in my opinion, need to include OpenMRS configuration in their health informatics curricula.

I would very much like to attend meetings in your team working on OpenMRS Academy.

I cc some colleagues in Ethiopa, Tanzania, Nepal and Norway.

Best regards,

Jens Kaasbøll

University of Oslo

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Even better: we’ve held a couple of bootcamps/hackathons for Ethiopia in the past year and we envision building on the success of these activities through our Academy.

We would be thrilled to have you and your colleagues join our Professional Development/Academy calls! The next one is on Monday, November 13. You can also use the links below to add them to your calendars - and I’m happy to add you directly as well.

  • Every other Monday at 7:30 pm IST | 5pm Nairobi | 4pm Cape Town | 2pm UTC | 9am Boston | 6am Seattle
  • Every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm IST | 4pm Nairobi | 3pm Cape Town | 1pm UTC | 8am Boston | 5am Seattle