Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Medical Informatics (MS)

Administrative Home Department

School of Technology

Advisor 1

Guy C. Hembroff

Committee Member 1

Donald Joseph Peck

Committee Member 2

Gowtham S


This project looks into the development and implementation of an open source EHR software, using a FHIR interface to the system for data exchange. The EMR system used was OpenEMR, which is an open source EMR system that uses MySQL as the database backend combined with Apache and PHP to provide a user interface. The FHIR interface uses HAPI-FHIR which is an open source framework and libraries available for JAVA. Using JAVA, a RESTful API is created in order to respond to requests, and to also receive FHIR messages using the information stored in the two SQL databases, OpenEMR database and the FHIR database.