Open Concept Lab is an open-source terminology management system

OCL provides real-time electronic access to terminological resources and straightforward integration with independent software platforms.

OCL Online helps you to collaboratively manage, publish, and use terminology in the cloud alongside the global community.

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OCL Toolkit, OCL Online, Terminology Service, OCL TermBrowser, and OpenMRS Dictionary Manager

Blog

Designing for You

By: Paul Adams and Joe Amlung Paul Adams is a user experience design leader who prioritizes inclusivity, openness, trust, and collaboration. He enjoys taming complexity by immersing himself deeply in organizations to inspire positive change for users. Paul has recently joined the OCL community to...

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Driven by Real Needs: The OpenMRS Dictionary Manager Web App

The following blog was posted to the OpenMRS website to share more details about the OpenMRS Dictionary Manager and can be viewed on this page. The OpenMRS and OCL communities collaborated to build the OpenMRS Dictionary Manager. This blog written by Suruchi Dhungana. Suruchi is a Total Product...

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Upcoming Event: OCL Office Hours on March 24

Join OCL on March 24 from 10-11 a.m. (EDT) / 2-3 p.m. (UTC) for the first Office Hours event of 2022. At this event, all OCL users, community members, and those interested in these tools are invited to attend and bring questions and ideas to share with others on the call. This is an open, casual...

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OCL Features

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Open Source

An open-source and customizable codebase allows local implementation and rebranding.
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Cloud Based

No need for local servers until your project requires it. OCL provides access to major terminologies.
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Community Driven

Community contributions mean quicker updates and access to best practices from other countries and organizations.
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Standards Based

OCL makes the benefit of health information standards available to implementers everywhere.
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LMIC Focused

Standards lower barriers to adopting health informatics best practices in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Featured Projects

Ethiopia NHDD

Ethiopia NHDD

The National Health Data Dictionary (NHDD) captures the definitions of data elements, indicators, and the relationships between these elements to improve the MOH’s ability to manage data recording and reporting guidelines and to harmonize data across many stakeholders.

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PEPFAR DATIM

PEPFAR DATIM

The Metadata Sharing Platform (MSP) was launched in 2020 to provide users within the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) data exchange and interoperability community access to metadata for indicators defined in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Indicator Reference Guide.

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Featured Reference Vocabularies

Supporting Organizations