Not familiar with infobuttons? Check this video, developed by Elizabeth (Betsy) Kelly, MLS, MBA, Associate Director at the Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine.

OpenInfobutton is an open source suite of Web services that enable infobutton capabilities within Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. 
Infobuttons are context-sensitive links embedded in EHR systems. They use contextual information about the patient, user, clinical setting, and EHR task to anticipate clinicians' information needs and provide links to online clinical resources that may meet these information needs.

The OpenInfobutton project is an initiative led by the United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the University of Utah, and developed by an independent open source community. OpenInfobutton has been certified through a rigorous process conducted by the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) community

This site contains OpenInfobutton documentation, project updates, and other reference resources. The source code is available at the OSEHRA site and a GitHub repository. A discussion list is available for questions, bug reporting, and suggestions. 


Project updates

  • OpenInfobutton v1.7 available
    OpenInfobutton v1.7 (beta) is available for download at GitBug:

    Details available at: Source Code & Tools
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 3:33 PM by Guilherme Del Fiol
  • Phase III - Automatic Summarization
    We are making available a set of tools wrapped as Web services for the automatic summarization of the biomedical literature. The content will be developed within the next few weeks. 
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 10:48 AM by Guilherme Del Fiol
  • OpenInfobutton hotfix
    The RxNorm REST API used by the OpenInfobutton Manager was recently updated to no longer allow a deprecated method. This affects version 1.5 of the OpenInfobutton Manager as it uses the older version of the REST API. A hotfix has already been prepared and submitted to the master repository so users can quickly get back up and running. Without installing this update, any requests that use the RxNorm API will fail. The updated version is located here:
    Posted Mar 7, 2015, 10:45 AM by Guilherme Del Fiol
  • Updated OpenInfobutton documentation
    The Infobutton Manager installation and development environment setup guides have been updated and documentation on the infobutton responder has been added to the site. The updated documents are available at:
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 1:16 PM by Guilherme Del Fiol
  • OpenInfobutton receives OSEHRA certification
    The OpenInfobutton software has been certified by the Open Source EHR Alliance (OSEHRA) community. The certification process includes a set of rigorous criteria in categories such as documentation, unit testing, functional testing, manual code review, and code style. 

    Posted Aug 21, 2014, 2:38 PM by Guilherme Del Fiol
  • Infobutton manager Version 1.5 is available
    See Source Code & Tools for details. 
    Posted Dec 20, 2013, 2:58 PM by Guilherme Del Fiol
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