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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What's New?

OpenELIS Updates

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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OpenELIS Foundation Expansion

June 8, 2022

The OpenELIS Foundation has undergone a significant expansion over the past 18 months and is excited to report our staff now includes seven full-time members.  For many years the Development Team at the Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory solely provided support to our clients.  However, no public health entity was spared the far-reaching effects of the …

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