Quality Assurance

At OpenMRS, quality is a shared responsibility. Our mission is to ensure that every team member understands the importance of quality and feels empowered to contribute to the development of exceptional software.

Our Principles

  • Promote a Culture of Shared Quality Responsibility

    • Embed quality practices early in the development process.

    • Incorporate quality checkpoints throughout the development lifecycle.

    • Serve as the voice of our users, ensuring their feedback informs product improvements.

    • Advocate for strong software design, rigorous testing practices, and proactive bug prevention.

  • Enhance and Optimize Test Coverage

    • Ensure tests are executed at the most impactful stages.

    • Provide clear and actionable test coverage reports to teams.

    • Continuously refine our testing processes to eliminate redundancies and improve stability.

  • Increase Team Efficiency and Engagement

    • Develop automated solutions to streamline workflows and boost productivity.

    • Maintain reliable tools and tests to support continuous integration and delivery.

    • Ensure our CI pipelines are efficient, stable, and provide comprehensive coverage.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making

    • Provide insights into defects, test stability, efficiency, and team performance through data.

    • Make actionable data transparently available to the team and community.

    • Use metrics to inform decision-making and drive continuous improvement.




Recent Work Completed


What We're Working on Today


Next Priorities*

Optimizing E2E Testing: Reducing Time and Resource Consumption

Optimized the E2E testing process by using a pre-filled Docker container with a pre-built frontend instead of the dev server. This change reduced test execution time by over 75% and minimized resource consumption by more than 80%, resolving the persistent failures in GitHub Action builds.


OpenMRS 3.0 E2E Test Automation

As development of OpenMRS 3.0 progressively evolves, so are the tests being developed using the Playwright integration. Ensuring the two processes are happening simultaneously.

Openmrs3 Volunteers  

Legacy selenium test rewrite to Cucumber Framework

Legacy selenium tests are being translated to the cucumber framework for the purposes of maintainability and eliminating dependencies that arose when the tests were migrated to the QAFramework module. 

 UW ITECH  Volunteers






















We'd love to hear from you. We hang out on the #qa channel and https://talk.openmrs.org/c/dev/qa/33 category on OpenMRS Talk.