When in-country health officials and users of LMIS systems participate in the design process for OpenLMIS, the initiative ensures that real-world situations are addressed and that the system is built to respond to users’ day-to-day needs.
Read about the Francophone User-Centered Design Workshop for the OpenLMIS Vaccine Module
As an open source initiative and tool, OpenLMIS believes that non-proprietary software and freely-available code offer countries a long-lasting and sustainable option for their logistics systems.
Through the OpenLMIS community, countries implementing OpenLMIS have the option to participate in a community of international health, software, and implementation partners who can provide ongoing and long-lasting direction and support for implementations.
Finally, OpenLMIS encourages the use of local development resources, and supports implementers in efforts to host and run software deployments locally.
Explore the Vision and Mission of the OpenLMIS Initiative
At all levels of the supply chain, data driven decision-making helps country programs make more accurate and informed choices to meet the needs of their populations.
OpenLMIS helps provide real, or near real-time data to decision-makers, increasing supply chain efficiency, preventing stockouts, and aiding managers in identifying potential obstacles to health commodity provision before they become problems.
Learn about the Impact of OpenLMIS worldwide.
From the beginning of the OpenLMIS initiative in 2008, OpenLMIS has been an open source project dedicated to the belief that countries should have free and open access to high-quality logistics software.
The OpenLMIS code is freely available online, as is all project documentation, software development details, functional documentation, and community records. OpenLMIS coordinates with other open source initiatives such as OpenHIE to set global standards for facility registries, interoperability, and Global Standards One (GS1).
Read about the History of the OpenLMIS Initiative and how OpenLMIS is committed to open source principles.
The architecture of OpenLMIS is modular and microservices based. The updated software architecture means that countries can now benefit from the investments and developments of other software deployments, improving their own tools and increasing return on investment.
By facilitating code reuse, OpenLMIS aids financing partners and national health programs in increasing the return on their investments and improving the quality and usability of open source code globally.
Read the blog post on the OpenLMIS country contribution process and the shared benefit of open source code.
Beginning in 2008, the OpenLMIS Initiative has been a collaborative effort on behalf of major global health partners who came together with a vision to unite global logistics efforts and improve health outcomes.
The OpenLMIS initiative today continues to draw together global partners in a community of experts. By coordinating on product design, initiative governance, software development, and standards setting, the OpenLMIS initiative is a leader in collaborative efforts in the global health space.
See who is part of the OpenLMIS Community.