OpenInfobutton is an open source (Apache 2.0 license) 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' and patients' information needs and retrieve information from online provider reference and patient education resources that may help meet their information needs.

The OpenInfobutton project is an initiative initially led by the United States Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and hosted by the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics, 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.

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