OpenMRS is ideally suited to be the foundation of an Ebola Treatment Unit EMR system, that captures and consolidates clinical data, and automates key ETU workflows. OpenMRS’s existing functionalities, combined with its modular architecture, mean that we can quickly build a minimal system for initial deployment, and iteratively add more sophisticated features and workflows.
We don’t know who will end up using OpenMRS to manage, but we know there is interest from many angles.
Our role as the OpenMRS Community is to channel efforts to build an example ETU EMR system that (1) demonstrates best practices, and (2) produces useful building blocks. We do not have to build a complete comprehensive system, or design exact forms, in order to have a big impact.
Actual implementations might choose to take what we build and extend it, they may take specific building blocks, or just copy design patterns. All of these would be good outcomes of OpenMRS community effort.
More, including what I think the functionality might be, on the wiki at https://wiki.openmrs.org/x/UgWcB