Five Open Projects that are Changing Healthcare


Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an open source data format for healthcare. FHIR is developed and maintained by Health Level Seven International (HL7), a non-profit organization responsible for some of the most widely-adopted standards in healthcare technology around the world.

Open Humans

Open Humans is a platform that allows citizen scientists to share their health data in order to participate in research.


An open source electronic health record system that targets small to medium-sized outpatient providers, openEMR is certified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to meet the 2014 edition of Meaningful Use guidelines in the US. OpenEMR enjoys broad adoption globally at over 15,000 healthcare facilities with over 45,000 practitioners serving over 90 million patients.

Sage Bionetworks Participant-Centered Consent

This toolkit aims to transform the concept of consent from a signature on a legal form to an inclusive process that educates and engages.

Standard Health Record (SHR)

The Standard Health Record provides a single standard for patient health data at a national level.