EMERSE (Electronic Medical Record Search Engine) is a search engine for the free text documents (i.e., clinical notes) in medical records. It's designed to be fast, powerful and, above all, easy to use. EMERSE has been used at the University of Michigan for over a decade, supporting both operational and research data needs. EMERSE can work with data from any type of medical record system — if you can get the data out of your EHR, there should be a way to get it into EMERSE.
EMERSE is open source, free to use, and is accessible from any modern web browser, but does require a dedicated clinical IT team to install and securely manage the system.
We are currently working to take EMERSE to the next level of productivity and connectivity, and are constantly adding new features and functionality.