mainOcchiolino - The GNU LIMS - Summary

Membership Info
Group Admin:
1 active member

Group identification
Id: 11226
System Name: lims
Name: Occhiolino - The GNU LIMS
Group Type: Official GNU software

Search in this Group


This software is part of the GNU Project.

Welcome !

Occhiolino is Laboratory Information Management System focused in Healthcare and Biomedicine.

We aim for simplicity, scalability and, without sacrificing functionality and privacy.

Occhiolino is very flexible. It can be implemented as a stand-alone LIMS on a small laboratory, or as part of a complex hospital processing thousands of lab test orders per day.

Occhiolino seamlessly integrates with GNU Health, the Free Hospital  and Health Information System. For health institutions and
laboratories, this is key, since it keeps all the processes within a single instance / database (users, permissions, data, reports..), while keeping full compatibilty with GNU Health.

Starting GNU Health 3.2, in 2017, the development version of Occhiolino has its own repository. This allows to have dedicated teams dedicated to LIMS functionality (interfaces, localization, ...). Occhiolino will have its own development process, providing maximum flexibility and functionality, while being fully compatible with GNU Health.


Some of the functionality that Occhiolino offers is :

  • Free (GPL v3) LIMS for Healthcare and Biomedical sectors
  • Requests Management and history
  • Sample management
  • Workflows
  • Auditing
  • Accounting
  • Invoicing
  • Supply management
  • Stock Management
  • Human Resources
  • Unlimited Test types and analytes
  • Interfaces with lab equipment / analyzers
  • Data Exchange
  • Batch import and export of tests from and to different formats
  • Physician and patient portal
  • Digital signatures
  • Anomaly warnings
  • Lab test barcoding (CODE39, QRcodes, ...)
  • Reporting
  • Integration with GNU Health Hospital Information System


Occhiolino documentation is an ongoing effort at Wikibooks:


There are many ways that you can contribute to the project, for example:

    * Documentation
    * Translation
    * Bug reporting
    * Quality Assurance
    * Coding
    * New functionality
    * Implementations cases

You can also help by passing the word. Many health professionals do not know that there are free health systems. By letting them know
about GNU Health, they will be able to investigate it further.

Tell your government officials and health authorities about Free Software solutions in Health. No matter whether is GNU Health or other free health information system.
What matters is that they have to get involved in Free Software for the health sector.
Tell them about the benefits about implementing a Free Health Information System.
Public administration portals like the European Commission have already published GNU Health.

Support GNU Solidario

GNU Health and Occhiolino are projects of GNU Solidario. GNU Solidario is an Non-profit Non-goverment-Organization (NGO) that works globally,
delivering health and education with free software ! 

Join us at

GNU Solidario works globally, delivering health with Free Software.
Your financial contribution, no matter how small, is crucial for
our non-profit organization. Health and education are the basis for
the development and dignity of societies.

GNU Solidario hosts GNUHealthCon / IWEEE - The International Workshop
on e-Health in  Emerging Economies- a good way to support GNU Solidario and to get the latest on e-Health is to assist to the conferences.

Thank you !
Luis Falcón
Author and project leader
-email is unavailable-

Main links:

GNU Health :
Occhiolino :

-email is unavailable-

Twitter: @gnuhealth

Registration Date: Tue 22 Oct 2013 07:21:26 PM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable


Latest News rss feed

No news found

Quick Overview
 Memberlist (1 member)

Communication Tools
 Mailing Lists (2 public mailing lists)

Back to the top

Powered by Savane 3.13-3736.
Corresponding source code