FreeMED software, a pioneer in open-source EMRs, offers a versatile hospital management system for all medical facility sizes. It's adaptable to your practice's unique needs. Enjoy features like patient management and integrated systems, all for free. Ready to customize your healthcare solution? Explore FreeMED. 

FreeMED EMR Software Specifications

Appointment Management/Scheduling

e-Prescriptions

Lab integrations

Patient Portal

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What is FreeMED?

Overview

Founded in 1999, FreeMED is one of the longest-running open-source EMRs out there. It boasts over 81,000 downloads and implementation in everything from small private practices to large government hospitals. FreeMED is a free hospital management system that provides electronic medical records and practice management systems to healthcare providers in medical facilities of all sizes. The platform is free to use and allows for complete modification as per the practice requirements.
The modular design allows for all medical data groups to be connected virtually through relational database table fields referencing other modules and basic patient demographics. This allows the application to add and remove core database functionality by adding and removing modules without having to reprogram its interface. Key features include Expense Management, Appointment Management, Electronic medical records, Patient Registration, In-patient Management System, Lab Information System, Out-Patient Management, Patient Records Management, Patient Discharge, Pharmacy Information System (Drugs, Opticals), an optional Billing System and Claims Management. The software has an active support group and also offers expert support via e-mail and phone.

Starting Price

For the paid features, you can request a personalized pricing quote from our sales team today!

Free Trial

No

USP 

Open for all modifications. Add-ons and tweaks are easily made. Schedule a free FreeMED EMR demo for a quick visual walkthrough into the software’s functionalities.

Technical Specifications

Installed applications on Macintosh and Windows.

Pros and Cons of FreeMED EMR Software

Pros

  • Open-source EMR suitable for practices of all sizes
  • User-friendly interface for easy navigation
  • Multiple add-on modules for diverse practice requirements
  • Easily customizable to individual practice needs
  • Responsive customer support

Cons

  • Limited features for more advanced practice requirements
  • Initial learning curve for new users
  • Scalability concerns for larger healthcare organizations

FreeMED EMR Software Reviews

Overall Rating

4.1

9 Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Mar 22, 2023

Very capable EMR.

Marcus

Medical Practice

Ease of use

7

Value for money

9

Customer Support

7

Functionality

8

Pros

The system is very adaptable which we love the most. It is extremely flexible and anything from the features to the look and feel of the software can be customized. The only price we paid was to a third party vendor who modified the code for us and implemented it in our system. And the price is negligible when we consider the benefits we have been extracting from FreeMED. There are various templates available for customization and use. It makes running a practice easy and enjoyable. The softwares incredible EMR capabilities are really helpful in managing our practice activities.

Cons

The UI is extremely basic and feels at least 10 years old. This could be partly due to it being completely free but even open source free software like Android receives fresh UI updates regularly. Updates are rare and any problem we face sits for at least a week before we hire someone to fix it for us. I would appreciate it if some official training program was available. Customer service is basically non-existent, which is understable, but that leaves you stranded in the middle if you run into a problem.

Feb 15, 2023

Paperless medical practice made possible by FreeMED.

Ron

Medical Practice

Ease of use

9

Value for money

8

Customer Support

8

Functionality

9

Pros

FreeMED has enabled us to eliminate paper files completely. It has made document management a breeze which keeps us more organized. We moved all our papers to the digital database and use just FreeMED to run our practice now. It is very simple and has all the features that a doctor may need. Features such as appointment reminders and the opportunity to generate and add your own papers are what I like the most. I also appreciate that they have put effort into templates that are already included in base software.

Cons

Training myself and the employees was a bit difficult. With every other paid software, we have an option to get the staff trained via in-person or online training. This is not the case with FreeMED, though. There are no hands-on tutorial choices available or the possibility of arranging a training session. Only a handful of videos are available online which deal with the most basic tasks and nothing more. There should be some hands-on instruction or customized training programs with a payment plan which we won’t mind at all.

Jan 17, 2023

Unbelievable that this is free!

Josh A.

Medical Practice

Ease of use

8

Value for money

8

Customer Support

9

Functionality

7

Pros

The FreeMED EMR software has so many fantastic features that have assisted us in increasing our productivity. It is the only software I implemented in the beginning since it was free, but it turned out to be so great that I would even pay to have it implemented in my system. All the features are so well made that it is hard to believe that it is all available at no cost. FreeMED integrates with third party software so well and almost all other software I use can access it. I love that I can just open one app to complete all of my work.

Cons

Since it is open source, it is very basic and requires a lot of work to be done in order to truly make it useful. There are no features in the software that may assist us in organizing our patients appointments or medical bills. We had to stitch many pieces together and still use multiple software to run our practice just to keep the overheads under control. This is something that I already expected and made amends accordingly. Hiring a coding expert solved the problem for us and FreeMED is still cheaper than the rest after all the expenses.

Nov 13, 2022

A brilliant piece of software that costs you nothing

Isabella B.

Medical Practice

Ease of use

9

Value for money

9

Customer Support

9

Functionality

8

Pros

The FreeMED EMR software has some excellent features that are helpful in increasing the productivity of our firm. The softwares finest feature is that all of its customers may use it for free and take advantage of all of its features and capabilities. The system offers seamless integration, making it simple to use the application from any location. We admire the systems flexibility. There are several templates that can be customized and used. It makes running a practice a breeze and a lot of fun.

Cons

The amazing EMR capabilities provided by the software are really beneficial in managing our practice processes. The UI is incredibly easy to use and customizable, with tons of features. However, there are no capabilities in the software that may help us organize our patients visits or medical bills. It is really annoying that we handle every aspect of our practices daily operations using two to three separate pieces of software.

May 04, 2022

Guaranteed satisfaction!

Amanda

My Mental Health LLC

Ease of use

8

Value for money

10

Customer Support

10

Functionality

9

Pros

We love how its easy to use. You can also customize what you would like to see on your screen so you are not overwhelmed. They are always updating with the times. The staff is always on board to help if you have any problems or quries.

Cons

No problems at all.

Apr 13, 2022

Great software but costly!

Deidra

All Things to All People Family Services

Ease of use

10

Value for money

9

Customer Support

10

Functionality

8

Pros

I really like the fact that we no longer have to have paper files, ease of use overall, and some of the features like appointment reminders, and the ability to create and add your own documents. I also like the different templates already contained in the system.

Cons

There are no hands-on tutorial options only videos. There should be some hands-on tutorials.

Mar 08, 2022

Helpful tools!

Gregory

ABLS

Ease of use

8

Value for money

9

Customer Support

9

Functionality

9

Pros

Wonderful features in terms of billing, scheduling, management of goals, and data tracking. There is a lot of information on the training programs, and lots of useful tools to be used.

Cons

Sometimes, its difficult to make corrections and it takes up some time.

Mar 17, 2021

Single featured software!

Anonymous

Hospital & Health Care

Ease of use

5

Value for money

4

Customer Support

6

Functionality

6

Pros

FreeMED software provides free trial and is suitable for small-scale practice only. Charting feature is the only workable feature.

Cons

Theres no training facility and it lacks essential tools for EMR purposes. customer service is only web-based and takes a lot of time to respond.

Sep 04, 2020

Its not bad

Harry

Riverside

Ease of use

9

Value for money

9

Customer Support

8

Functionality

9

Pros

The features are great, Customer staff is super helpful and always there to help.

Cons

It could use an update as it tends to get very slow.

Frequently Asked Questions

FreeMED EMR software helps health systems by providing a free and open-source electronic medical record and practice management system to improve patient care and operational efficiency.

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