What is Open-NIS?

Vision:   Open-NIS as an open standards project, idea and advocacy for electronic health information systems

Mission:
To empower healthcare professionals, especially nurses, by democratizing application development in healthcare through open standards in content management systems

What Open-NIS IS:

  • The Open-NIS Project aims to enhance healthcare professionals’ efficiency, particularly nurses, by digitizing tasks and workflows through establishing open standards in the use of content management systems as application development platform.
  • The project advocates the use of open source technology, specifically WordPress-based CMS, as content management system for healthcare application development.
  • Project output is through open standards and recommendations in systems design and implementation.

 

What Open-NIS IS NOT:

  • There is no single final product or version of a software application system distributed by the Project.
  • The Open-NIS Project does not limit itself to the data generated by the electronic medical records. According to the data-information-knowledge continuum, to make data useful, it is necessary for data to be processed so relevant information can be obtained.