Bhima is a free, open source accounting and hospital information management system (HIMS) tailored for rural hospitals in Africa. We are an international team based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
BHIMA is an acronym for basic hospital information management application.
Bhima aims to provide a flexible and robust accounting and managerial solution for rural hospitals. This includes, but is not limited to, basic income/expense reporting, budgeting, patient and organisational billing, depreciation, inventory and pricing, and purchasing.
Additionally, bhima bundles reports and optional reporting plugins to aid hospital administrators, aid organisations, and governmental/non-governmental agencies access up to date utilization data.
Finally, the entire project is designed to scale from a single, low cost device in a clinic, to a large multi-hundred bed institution with tens of users accessing the server simultaneously.
All contributions are welcome! If you want to get started hacking on BHIMA, the developer wiki contains notes on our designs and testing infrastructure. If you have any questions or need help getting started, please open an issue - chances are you are not the only one!
If you just want to jump into to messing with the software, check out Getting Up And Running.
If you are new to git/Github check out our Getting Started Guide.
Want to jump straight into code? The First Time Contributor issues are a decent place to start.
See the installation guide.
Bhima is licensed under GPL-2.0. Read the License.