OpenELIS Foundation

Open Source Health Informatics Software


Why Choose Us?

OpenELIS is an open-source system which means there isn’t a license fee.  OpenELIS is supported by the OpenELIS Foundation staff and Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory Information Technology staff.  Prior versions of the system are supported, and clients are not charged a fee for upgrading to the newer version. 

Configuration of the system can be performed by a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Administrator or other trained laboratory staff which allows the laboratory to quickly respond to new and emerging diseases.



Clinical Laboratory

Environmental Laboratory

Including Safe Drinking Water

Newborn Screening Laboratory

Including Hearing and Short-Term Follow-up

Animal Testing

Open Source

With no license fee for single or multiple site implementations.


With solutions in place for clinical, environmental and newborn screening testing, plus support for interfacing laboratory instrumentation and electronic messaging.

Training and Support

Training and Implementation provided by OpenELIS Foundation staff. We also provide support for data migration, standard operating procedure modifications and configuration in both test and production environments. Cloud implementations provide infrastructure support for labs in need of those services.

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OpenELIS Updates

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2022 Year End Review

December 23, 2022

Reflecting upon the past year, the OpenELIS Foundation is so grateful for all the opportunities we have had to strengthen relationships with current clients, build relationships with new Public Health partners, expand upon the services we offer and enhance functionality within OpenELIS.  We have had the privilege to continue to support the Missouri State Public …

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New Release of OpenELIS implemented at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory

August 3, 2022

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (MSPHL) successfully implemented the latest release of OpenELIS at the end of July.  The release included multiple updates to OpenELIS including a newly redesigned Web Portal.  Once access is granted, submitters use this portal to retrieve Final Result Reports on samples that have been submitted to the laboratory.  A …

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