I was hesitant to post my question/opinion about using Openemr as a medical professional with “basic” computer and networking skills. In my quest to find an open source clinic EHR system I found Openemr to provide a LOT but with some shortcomings.
-My main problem when I started to get involved in Openemr was the documentation. I found it outdated and not user friendly with little diagrams, screenshots and very old YouTube videos. As most physicians/clinicians (at least where I live) are kind of tech “deficient”. This is a big shortcoming.
-The second main problem was that Openemr is US centered. From using US units to using American Insurance and certification requirements. Which makes using Openemr for non-US users a bit overwhelming.
-In between these two problems there is a lot to think of.
Now am I looking in the wrong places? am I tech illiterate and cant handle open source culture? How one can help make the process of using Openemr easier for oneself and others who will reach out to use in the future. And when its a user friendly experience how to spread the word to help health care professionals and organizations to use EHR for their practices because not all countries have strong healthcare systems nor have the enough resources.
I understand its not simple to just have an executable with click to run option. But having a simple stripped down version of Openemr with easy deployment options would be a dream come true for a lot of non tech savvy users like myself.
I have to acknowledge that there are a lot of users who seems to help when they have the chance (thumbs up), and thanks to google and stack overflow I managed a LOT (at least for now).