Linux Upgrade 7.0.1 to 7.0.2

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  1. Move current 7.0.1 openemr web server directory to a backup directory openemr_bk
  2. Unpackage OpenEMR 7.0.2 into the web server directory and rename the directory to openemr
    1. For Linux you unpackage the file by doing tar -pxvzf openemr-7.0.2.tar.gz in order to preserve file permissions
  3. Copy the old OpenEMR 7.0.1 sites (openemr_bk/sites/) to the new OpenEMR 7.0.2 at openemr/sites/
  4. Open openemr/sql_upgrade.php (http://localhost/openemr/sql_upgrade.php) in web browser, choose 7.0.1 and click 'Upgrade Database'. If you're using multi-sites, see OpenEMR Multiple Sites Module.
  5. Configure optional settings in openemr/sites/default/config.php files
  6. Check third-party modules for an updated version/release of that module and copy in the updated version or move the current version from openemr_bk/interface/modules/custom_modules folder. Contact the module developer if there are upgrade issues.
  7. Clear your browser cache before logging into the site again.

Download and install most recent patch

After finishing this upgrade to OpenEMR version 7.0.2, it is recommended that you check if there are any patches to apply. If so, install the most recent patch for version 7.0.2. Instruction to do this can be found on the OpenEMR Patches page.

ONC Ambulatory EHR Certification Requirements

ONC Ambulatory EHR Certification Requirements for OpenEMR 7.0.2

Using OpenEMR

See the OpenEMR 7.0.2 User Guide

Securing OpenEMR

See the Securing OpenEMR Guide