the Project

The Open Nursing Information System or Open-NIS is an open collaboration project with the advocacy for electronic nursing information systems to improve nursing workflow. The aim of the project is to enhance the field of Nursing Informatics, and to improve patient care through open and innovative collaborations.

There are different ways of defining healthcare data. Data from electronic medical records or EMR can be thought of as patient data stored in the database based on healthcare data classification or medical coding. This is the usual method applied when designing interdepartmental collaborative applications, like the EMR. Aside from the more traditional approach, healthcare data can also be defined as a type of content in the context of Content Management Systems or CMS. The Open-NIS Project is involved in integrating open source technologies, such as content management systems, in health information systems.

The Open-NIS Project is open for research and educational collaboration, and clinical implementation. Please send an email to with your intent to collaborate or implement.




Open-NIS as an open collaboration project, idea and advocacy for electronic nursing information systems


To empower nurses by providing an open collaboration platform for application development and utilization in healthcare


To enhance nursing informatics and the delivery of patient care.

To improve the efficiency of nurses by digitizing tasks and workflows through open collaboration and innovation.

To empower nurses to be developers of nursing and patient care solutions through the use of technology.

To advocate the use of open source technology, open collaboration and open innovation in nursing applications development and utilization.