The recent growth in the scientific understanding of diseases and their management has been unprecedented, but has not been matched by an equivalent ability to apply that knowledge in practice. It is now humanly impossible for unaided healthcare professionals to deliver patient care with the efficacy, consistency and safety that the full range of current knowledge could support.


OpenClinical is an international organisation that has been created to promote awareness and use of decision support, clinical workflow and other advanced knowledge management technologies for patient care and clinical research.





Openclinical.org provides a substantial and growing set of resources for technologists, clinicians, healthcare providers and suppliers who wish to find out more about this field.

OpenClinical aims to build a community of users, researchers and suppliers, and to disseminate development tools and techniques for building healthcare applications that comply with the highest possible quality, safety and ethical standards.





The OpenClinical project was initiated in April 2001