New open source tools available for openEHR archetype development

Press Release | Marand | September 15, 2015
Marand open sources ADL Designer, a web-based reference implementation of clinical modelling tools for openEHR archetype development compliant with ADL 2.0.5 specification.

As part of an effort to expand the global openEHR community, Marand has decided to open source ADL Designer, a web -based archetype development tool. The tool allows visual authoring of ADL 2 archetypes and templates including full archetype parsing, validation, flattening and serialisation. Backward compatibility for existing ADL 1.4 archetypes and export to Operational Template (1.4 OPT) is also supported. Previously, Marand had also open sourced ADL2 core libraries to provide a java based reference implementation of the Archetype Definition Language ADL 2.0 and AOM specifications.

Borut Fabjan, Chief Architect at Marand said: “With the launch of ADL Designer, we are one step closer to providing an end-to-end, idea-to-application toolset to develop the next generation of healthcare IT systems. Initial response has been extremely positive, and choosing to open source the tools is our way of giving back to the growing global openEHR community.

"We really welcome another toolset for the development of next generation interoperable platform based health & care systems being open sourced, another piece of the jigsaw is now available free to download and free to use, I'm sure a number of our Code 4 Health Communities who are learning and innovating with OpenEHR can't wait to get their hands on this”, said Peter Coates, Code4Health & OpenSource Programme Head, NHS England

The source code and documentation is available on Github at:

Marand provides Think!EHR Platform™, a health data platform designed for real-time, transactional health data storage, query, retrieve and exchange based on vendor-neutral open data standards including openEHR.

Think!EHR platform was awarded second prize for “Best eHealth Solution by an EU SME” at World of Health IT 2014. Think!EHR Platform is also available as a cloud service including demos, APIs and documentation at

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