OpenMRS Demo

OpenMRS demos are designed to give you a taste of OpenMRS from an implementer’s point of view. It is a fully working copy of OpenMRS with observations on large numbers of anonymized patients. These are not real patients. Log in to examine all of OpenMRS’s features.

We currently have two different demonstration systems available. The first is a standard OpenMRS installation – what you would find if you download OpenMRS yourself from our download page. The other system has been customized and used in the “real world” for management of drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

Explore the standard OpenMRS installation


Launch the OpenMRS 2.0 Demo

Username: admin
Password: Admin123
On your first visit, you must select a location before you will be able to log in.
This demo system resets itself periodically. If it is temporarily unavailable, please try again in a few minutes.

Getting started with the OpenMRS demo

The database underneath the demo webapp is automatically reset periodically, so feel free to make any changes that you want – just don’t assume any of your modifications will last.

Find Patient Record

The first search box on the screen will let you find and select a patient in the system.  After searching for a patient, you can click on his or her row to look at the patient’s dashboard; it contains detailed patient information, including looking at records of clinical visits, demographic information, graphs and medical forms. Some example patient names that you can search for are:

  • John
  • Smith
  • Mary

To fill out a vitals encounter form on a patient, click on the “Start Visit” action on the right to start a new visit, then click the “Capture Vitals” action on the right.”

Register a patient

This application will allow you to create a new patient in the system.  The form is designed to support keyboard navigation as easily as using the mouse.  If you start defining a new patient similar to an existing patient, you will see an alert notifying you that a similar patient already exists in the system.

Capture Vitals

This application serves as an example of how a simple app can be created to repeatedly serve the same form to a user.  In this example, a clerk at the front of the clinic is capturing vitals for patients.  He selects a patient with an active visit, captures vitals, and returns to the prompt to find the next patient.

Style Guide

OpenMRS 2.0 includes a Style Guide for developers to follow in order to produce new modules & applications with a consistent user interface and user experience.  Rather than being a static document that could become outdated, the style guide runs within the application itself.  This ensures the style guide is kept up-to-date and allows a developer to not only see the style & behavior, but also look under the hood as necessary to understand exactly how it works.  Feedback on the OpenMRS 2.0 Style Guide are welcome.

Advanced Administration – Where did all the other stuff go?

OpenMRS 2.0 runs atop the familiar OpenMRS Platform (version 1.9.x).  Over time, much of the user interface will be moved out of the platform into the new user interface.  In the meantime, most of the familiar functionality of OpenMRS 1.9 is still accessible under the Advanced Administration app.

Advanced Administration > Dictionary

OpenMRS is built around an extensible concept framework. Simply put, this means that all patient readings, facts and observations are stored in a database, editable by the implementer, and not hard-coded into the database schema. You can use the dictionary interface to either look at the pre-installed concept definitions, or you can use it to write your own. If you’d like to search for concepts, some  examples are:

  • BLOOD PRESSURE
  • HYPERTENSION
  • VISIT DIAGNOSES

The Advanced Administration app  provides direct links to all of the features accessible through the other tabs, as well as database and system management interfaces. The best way to learn about these features is to try them out. Remember, this is a demo, reset hourly – feel free to try everything!

My Profile

The My Profile tab allows you to change your user information. It is pretty intuitive, but you can look around if you’d like.

Explore OpenMRS customized for tuberculosis

Launch the OpenMRS-TB Demo

Username: admin
Password: test

This customized OpenMRS system allows you to see the specific forms, patient summaries, drug regimens, and laboratory data, as well as several reports, all designed specifically for management of drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is currently in use in Haiti and Pakistan, with more countries soon to come.

After logging in to the OpenMRS-TB demo system with the username and password above, you can Find a Patient, Enroll a New Patient, or view various Reports used in an MDR-TB clinic.

The Patient Lists section allows you to find groups of patients with some standard options. For well-characterized groups of patients, it is a simpler method than the standard OpenMRS Cohort Builder. Click Active MDR-TB Patients to get started. You can see short summaries of each patient, or you can create a data export of key variables using the Choose Columns to Display drop-down menu, selecting Basic Details, and clicking the List button.

Patients with one or more previous treatments make good examples. Clicking on a specific patient in the list of results will take you to that patient’s page.

The Chart tab shows a timeline of laboratory results and medications. Smears and cultures are tests of tuberculosis (TB) infection status in sputum. Drug sensitivity tests show which antibiotics are effective against a particular strain of TB.

From the home page, clicking a report link allows you to run examples of WHO reports. For example, you can also examine the number of patients taking each drug. From the home page, click MDR-TB Indicator Report to see a breakdown of patient data including drug regimen groups. Enter 2009 under “Year” and click Run. Clicking on the highlighted numbers that appear will show you summary data about each group of patients. WHO reports also work well for 2009.