Participation in the openEHR community, and access to the openEHR specifications, discussion forums, wiki, clinical models and other IP is free to all.

Formal membership is paid, and allows participation in the formal processes of openEHR, and provides financial support for:

  • ongoing development of the specifications;
  • ongoing development of the clinical models;
  • support for some open source software development;
  • the web site, mailing lists, other tools and computing infrastructure.

The membership structure of the openEHR International is shown below.

Individual Membership

Individual membership is for individuals who want to participate in openEHR International processes, including elections. Professional membership is for individuals who supply openEHR consulting, training or other expertise-related services.

Category Description Benefits Financial
basis p.a.
Paid individual membership. Join here.
  • Right to vote in openEHR Board elections;
  • Right to nominate or be nominated for a Board position;
  • Right to nominate or be nominated as a member of Program Committees;
  • Right to vote in open meetings.
Paid professional membership. Join here.
  • Individual Member benefits
  • + listed on the openEHR website*;
  • + ability to post industry news.

this does not indicate openEHR International endorsement for services provided.

Industry Partner

Industry Partner membership is available for vendor companies, HIS suppliers, integrators and consulting companies using openEHR. Join here.

Benefits Org size
No FTEs† in HIT
Financial basis p.a.







Micro startup*: €650

Bronze: €1,000

Silver: €2,500

Gold: €5,500

Platinum: €8,000


†FTE = full-time equivalent
*micro startup: applies only to companies new to the e-health sector with less then 3 full-time equivalent staff working on eHealth projects. Valid for maximum 2 years of membership.
** this does not indicate openEHR Foundation endorsement for products or services provided.

Organisational Partner

Organisational Partner membership is available for public sector organisations (such as ministries of health), research institutions and other non-profit organisations using openEHR. An annual fee is payable at a banded level determined by the openEHR International.

Benefits Financial basis p.a.
  • Right to nominate or be nominated for a openEHR Board office-holder positions;
  • Right to collectively elect 2 openEHR Board members for a period of two years;
  • Visibility on the openEHR website*
  • Right to post industry news and events;
  • Right to contribute to development of the Training accreditation/certification process;
  • Clinical Model change requests may be prioritised over those from Individual members or non-Members, as directed by the Clinical modelling Program leads;
  • Employees of an Organisational Partner can be a member of Program Committees;
  • Up to 70% of the fees paid by an Organisational Partner may be directed specifically to the openEHR Clinical modelling program. Exact use of that funding will be determined by the openEHR Management Board, subject to the advice of the Clinical Modelling Program and the overall funding available. Examples of likely use of such funding is:
    • Support for protected time for a Chief Clinical Information Officer to lead development;
    • Project management support for the Clinical modelling program to help handle change requests, translation requests, facilitate communications between Editorial team members;
    • Support for protected time for new Editorial Team members.
  • Right to vote in open meetings.
By arrangement.

this does not indicate openEHR International endorsement for services provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: if my employer is an Industry Partner, does that make me an openEHR Individual Member?
    • A: No. As an employee of an Industry Partner you can be a member of Program project groups and Editorial Committees but you cannot vote as an Individual Member in Management Board elections or be nominated for a Management Board position. You are, of course, free to register separately as an Individual Member and your employer may pay for your membership, if they wish.
  • Q: if my employer is an Industry Partner, can I nominate for an Industry Partner position on the Management Board?
    • A: You will need to be registered as an Individual Member first.
  • Q: do I need to be an openEHR Member to be on the Editorial Committee of one of the openEHR programs?
    • A: No. If your company is an Industry Partner you are entitled to be on the Editorial Committee of one of the openEHR programs.