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Affordable patient-record automation for limited-resource clinics.
A project of the Technical Communication Department in the
Mercer University School of Engineering.


piClinic Console - Front

The piClinic is a low-cost, open-source, patient-record automation solution designed for limited-resource healthcare clinics around the world. piClinic systems fill the gap between a paper-based patient-record system and a complete Electronic Health Record (EHR) system at a very low cost per system.


Many small clinics around the world would benefit from some form of patient-record automation to reduce duplicate and misplaced files and improve their ability to report on patients and clinic activities. However, for many of these clinics, an EHR system is too costly or too complex to install and maintain.

piClinic provides the essential patient-record automation functions of:

Introducing a piClinic system to a clinic helps the clinic enjoy the benefits of better organization and automated reporting quickly, while preparing the clinic and its systems to move to a more comprehensive EHR in the future.

Current status

The project is currently in development and initial user-testing. The piClinic Console will be field tested during the summer of 2018.

For more detailed information and the current status, contact the project’s principal investigator, Robert Watson at

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