The OpenELIS Foundation is a global community of professionals in laboratory science, public health, health informatics, and software development whose Core Values are to use Open Source and Collaboration as the driving force in developing community based, innovative solutions that support the informatics needs and best practices of environmental, clinical, and public health laboratories.
Open Source software is computer software that is available with source code and a royalty free license that permits modifications and improvements and, in certain cases, allows redistribution of the source code.
Open Source software is often developed collaboratively among a community of users who share common business requirements and goals. Open source communities follow governance principles and use extensive design, development, and quality assurance processes to create sophisticated applications with sustainable operational costs
OpenELIS has evolved into two versions that share the same database design and code base, but have been optimized to meet the unique requirements of U.S. Public Health Laboratories and Global Clinical Laboratories
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The OpenELIS Foundation has developed Certification Criteria to identify consulting organizations who can be Certified OpenELIS Implementers. These firms have significant expertise in laboratory operations and IT and are able to provide implementation services to U.S. public health laboratory’s to ensure successful implementation and support for OpenELIS. Please see the Support Page for more information.
OpenELIS has a strong international community. The community maintains close contact with members through monthly conference calls to discuss enhancements and share new software updates.
The Global OpenELIS Community is developing solutions for exchanging data with laboratory instruments and other health information systems.
The U.S. OpenELIS Community is developing a Newborn Screening module that can be used for tracking and follow-up on test results for newborn babies.