Table 3

Concise summary of clinical functionalities

OpenMRSDream–Sant EgidioGHISiSanteWorldVistaOSCAR
Target conditionsPrimary care, HIVHIVPrimary care, HIVHIVPrimary carePrimary care
LanguagesEng, SpEng, Fr, Port, ItalEngFr, EngEngEng, Fr, Sp
Auto generate patient IDYesYesYesYesYesYes
Form-based demographic data entryYesYesYesYesNoYes
Enter and retrieve metric vital signs including calculated BMIYesYesYesYesYesYes
Coded and editable past medical history, family history, risk factorsNoNoYesYes, but not editableYes, but difficult to editYes
ICD coded problem listYesYesYesPartial listYesYes
Coded med list, med interaction and allergy checkingNoNoNoNoYesYes
Pharmacy inventoryNoYesYesNoYesNo
Prescription printingNoNoYesNoYesYes
Flow sheets for common illnessesNoNoYesYesYesYes
Health maintenance remindersNoYesYesYesYesYes
Print lab orderYesYesYesNoYesYes
Print imaging requestYesNoYesNoYesYes
Demographics and diagnosis reportingYesYesYesYesYesYes
Quality report cardsNoNoYesYesYesYes
  • BMI, body mass index; Eng, English; Fr, French; ICD, International Classification of Disease; Ital, Italian; Port, Portuguese; Sp, Spanish.