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OpenEMR 4.2.0 Released

The OpenEMR community has released version 4.2.0. This new version will be 2014 ONC Certified as a Modular EHR. OpenEMR 4.2.0 has numerous new features including 26 language translations, and Patient Form improvements such as E-signing. OpenEMR 4.2.0 can be downloaded from the OpenEMR Project website at . Thanks goes to the OpenEMR community for producing this release.

Posted by Brady Miller 2014-12-28

OpenEMR 4.1.2 Released

The OpenEMR community has released version 4.1.2. This new version continues to maintain Official ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR Certification and has numerous new features including 20 language translations, Direct messaging and Interoperability support. OpenEMR 4.1.2 can be downloaded from the OpenEMR Project website at . Thanks goes to the OpenEMR community for producing this release.

Posted by Brady Miller 2013-08-17

OpenEMR 4.1.1 Released

This new version continues to maintain Official ONC Complete Ambulatory EHR Certification and has numerous new features including 19 language translations, full support for ICD9, ICD10 and SNOMED coding, support for 5010 billing standards, compatibility with new PHP and MySQL versions and improved performance. OpenEMR 4.1.1 can be downloaded from the OpenEMR Project website at . Thanks goes to the OpenEMR community for producing this release.

Posted by Brady Miller 2012-08-31

OpenEMR 3.0.0 Released

OpenEMR 3.0.0 is now available. Some highlights are:

* Internal support for accounts receivable; SQL-Ledger no longer needed
* phpGACL is now included for easier installation
* Easy backup and restore features for Linux users
* Vastly improved setup script
* New database upgrade script for easier upgrades
* Support for e-prescribing via RelayHealth
* New feature for checking paper charts in and out and tracking their location
* Many UI improvements incorporating CSS, AJAX and JavaScript
* Improved administrative interface for lists and form layouts... read more

Posted by Rod Roark 2009-03-15

OpenEMR 2.9.0 Released

Finally! Here's a summary of what's new:

* Claims generation integrated into OpenEMR - no more FreeB!
* Customizable layout and content for patient demographics and history
* Administrative interface for customizable content of many types of lists
* Administrative interface for access control
* Administraative interfaces for easy customization of Fee Sheet categories and selections
* New optional "tree view" for navigation
* Support for multiple price levels of services and products
* Support for tax rates for services and products
* Support for "related codes" for services and products
* Support for tax computation and discounting at checkout time
* Support for undoing a checkout
* Support for non-drug products
* Calendar view type and providers are now persistent throughout a session
* Improvements to front office payments, including posting of payments to billing or accounting and ability to delete
* Improved support for units in services and products
* CSV (spreadsheet) export feature for various reports
* Active Directory and LDAP support
* Printable customizable referral form and referrals report
* Prescriptions may be marked as inactive
* Logs may be viewed per-user
* Improved logging of authorizations
* New appointment statuses added
* Notes field added to Vitals form
* Patient pictures may be displayed in the demographics summary
* DEA number may be included on printed prescriptions
* Some CSS improvements
* CSS/AJAX usability improvements in some areas
* Various improvements for sports team use
* Some "delete" feature improvements
* Billing note is displayed in EOB entry page
* Many reports can now filter on facility
* New inventory list report
* Many other reporting additions and improvements
* Improved support for external (user-provided) patient identifiers
* Many new features for family planning clinics
* Customizable Letter Generator
* Patient Finder improvements
* Optional removal of the "Groups" feature which is confusing and not very useful
* New customizable printable superbill
* Support for referring and rendering provider taxonomy codes
* Added visit category to encounters
* Added facilities filter in calendar view
* Various language translation fixes
* Experimental setup utility for XAMPP under Windows XP
* Improved validation to avoid adding duplicate services and products
* X12 billing improvements
* CAMOS form improvements
* New optional calendar styles
* Address Book now excludes local users who are not practitioners
* Facility option added to the calendar
* Support for repeating appointments
* Support for printing multiple prescriptions per page
* Added "help" page for patient search
* SMS Reminder feature
* Support for a patient registration date
* Experimental support for sql-ledger 2.8.x
* Support for date picker and print button in various reports
* UTF8 encoding support
* Performance optimizations
* Many other bug fixes and minor improvements

Posted by Rod Roark 2008-08-07

OpenEMR 2.8.3 and FreeB 0.13 Released

We finally took a break from development to put out new releases of both OpenEMR and FreeB. This release has had a heavy focus on billing improvements. Some highlights are:

* Electronic claims support has been rewritten, is much easier and no longer uses FreeB
* Electronic secondary claims may be generated
* NDC information may now be included in both electronic and paper claims
* Improved support for billing codes with modifiers
* Improved handling of electronic remits (X12 835)
* Improved tracking of claims history
* Added a start date for insurance plans, and logic to reference prior plans when appropriate
* Support for the new HCFA 1500 format
* Experimental support for multiple concurrent login sessions on the same desktop
* Added dates and issues to documents and sorting of documents by date
* Support for individual provider signature images in faxed prescriptions
* Fee Sheet now supports justification and copays
* Option to easily view the patient ID card from the patient summary
* Fixes for known security vulnerabilities
* Many other improvements and fixes

Posted by Rod Roark 2007-08-22

OpenEMR 2.8.2 and FreeB 0.12 Released

Long-awaited, but with many improvements! For a full list see:

Posted by Rod Roark 2007-01-14

OpenEMR 2.8.1 Released

OpenEMR 2.8.1 was released on February 24, 2006. For a list of improvements see:

Posted by Rod Roark 2006-03-07

OpenEMR 2.8.0 Released

OpenEMR 2.8.0 and a companion FreeB 0.11 were released on November 11. For details, go to the project summary page and click the Release Notes icon. Also see the announcement at

Posted by Rod Roark 2005-12-13

OpenEMR Deployment Boston, Massachusetts

"For those who are considering the Free and Open Source OpenEMR solution, we have just completed an open source project with Advent Consulting. The Advent team has provided insurance companies, HMOs, doctors and hospitals with implementations of sophisticated open source electronic medical record (EMR) system solutions. They also provided custom integration and support for voice over IP (using Asterisk) and SQL-ledger a FOSS accounting backend system. This provided us with a very efficient solution."

Posted by wpennington 2005-04-06

OpenEMR 2.7 Beta - Self-Installing OpenEMR for Mandrake

OpenEMR 2.7 Beta is a self-installing .rpm file for OpenEMR that works with Mandrake 10 and 10.1.. Improvements in 2.7 include advanced calendaring, digital and scanned document management, ability to change the date of an encounter, improved encounter forms and a superbill report for use with a medical billing company.

Posted by wpennington 2005-03-05

OpenEMR to use SQL-Ledger to Manage Patient Accounts

OpenEMR will use SQL-Ledger to manage patient accounts, print patient statements, handle EOB transactions and create A/R reports.

Posted by wpennington 2004-12-14