Updated on March 6, 2024


Created on July 22, 2019


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The Bahmni software is a hospital system for low-resource settings used to manage patient records by integrating several open source platforms

Developed By
  1. Bahmni Coalition
Tested By
  • The Ministry of Health, Bhutan
Content Partners


Product Description

The Bahmni is an open source electronic hospital records management software distributed by the Bahmni Coalition. The system integrates three open source platforms: OpenMRS, OpenELIS, and OPENERP. It stores data from different domains of a healthcare institution and is accessible to staff with low literacy. A dedicated support team updates it periodically and can export the information to other formats (i.e. CVS, PDF, HTML, XLS). The availability of tutorial videos allows accessibility for people with low literacy.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Distributors include: IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited (Operating region: East Africa), Satvix Informatics (Operating region: Indian subcontinent and SE Asia), SDRC (Operating region: Indian subcontinent and SE Asia), IPLit solutions LLP (Operating region: Indian subcontinent and SE Asia), Mekom Solutions PTE Ltd (Operating region: Global), IHS (Operating region: Global), LeapFrog Technology (Operating Region: US, Nepal), ThoughtWorks (Operating region: Global), Samanvay Foundation (Operating region: India) and Nuchange Informatics  (Operating region: Global).

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Available on the designer's website along with the instructions to install it on each platform.

Distributions to Date Status

More than 25 known distributions (Some organizations have asked for this information to be private)

Design Specifications

Software comes with integrated applications: EHR (electronic health record) , PMS (practice management software), ERP(Enterprise resource planning), LIS(Laboratory information system), PACS (Picture archiving and communication system). It allows users to have configurable and custom reports, with flexible data models and offline support. It has interoperability: HL7(Health level-7), DICOM(Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) , FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources). Code-based language: Java

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is provided through several platforms: documentation wiki, code on GitHub and a community blog.

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Allows an affordable way to manage patient information for lower resource healthcare organizations

Vetted Performance Status




Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

AnantRaut, MS., Yarbrough, C., Singh, V., Gauchan, B., Citrin, D.,Verma, V., HawleyJ ., Schwarz, D., Harcsha, A., Shrestha, B., Schwarz, R., Adhikari, M. and Maru, M., 2018, Design and Implementation of an Affordable, Public Sector Electronic Medical Record in Rural Nepal, Department of Health & Human Services USA , J Innov Health Inform, 24(2):862

Molina, E., Salazar-Cabrera, R. and M.López, D., 2018, NeuroEHR:Open Source Telehealth System for the Management of Clinical Data,EEG and Remote Diagnosis Epilepsy, Telematics Engineering Group, University of Cauca, Colombia, Part of the  Communications in computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 915)

Syzdykova, A., Malta, A., Zolfo, M., Diro, E. and Oliveira, JL., 2017, Open-Source Electronic Health Record Systems for Low-Resource Settings: Systematic Review,  Department of electronics, telecommunications and Informatics (DETI)/ Institute of electronics and informatics Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), Aveiro, Portugal, JMIR Medical Inform, 5(4), p.1

Paton, C. and Muinga, N., 2018, Electronic Health Records: A case study from Kenya, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, p.3

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