OpenSHR 1.0 released!

Hi all,

On behalf of the SHR community and contributing developers (particularly Justin from ecGroup/Medic lab), the Jembi developer team is proud to present the first version of the packaged OpenSHR. This provides a great way to get started with the OpenSHR tool easily. This release also includes support for on-demand document generation along with all the other features that make up a Shared Health Record for OpenHIE. For more details on getting started with the OpenSHR see

For this release we have bundled OpenMRS with all of the modules that allow it to act as an XDS.b repository, a discrete data store and an on-demand document generator with a modified version of OpenXDS with acts as an XDS.b registry that supports the registration of on-demand documents. These are all bundled together and can be installed easy using a debian package. Installation should be as easy as the executing the following 4 command from an Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openhie/release
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshr

To support on-demand documents in the XDS.b registry Jembi has forked the original OpenXDS source code to github and we have built a new version that now supports the registration of on-demand documents in the registry. The repository can be found here:

Thanks all for you contributions to getting us this far.




Ryan Crichton

Lead Developer, Jembi Health Systems | SOUTH AFRICA

Mobile: +27845829934 | Skype: ryan.graham.crichton