IMS Maxims has released the latest version of its open source electronic patient record, including all of the enhancements made for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

Taunton was the first trust to go live with openMaxims in September last year and has been working closely with the company on developing new functionality, which is now available on the open source website GitHub.

New features of openMaxims 10.5 include; clinical triage of referrals; elective list management; clinical coding; appointment outcomes; and pre-operative assessment for theatres.

IMS Maxims first released the code for its EPR as open source to the NHS in June 2014. Eighteen months on, there is 50% more source code available.

Further updates to the code are expected as Wye Valley NHS Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as Ramsay Health Care, also have plans to deploy the system.

Wye Valley and Ramsay Health are both due to go-live this year, as well as phase two of the deployment of Taunton.

Paul Cooper, research director at IMS Maxims believes the open source approach is maturing in the NHS.

“This release demonstrates our commitment to the ongoing development of the solution,” he said.

“NHS trusts looking to adopt openMAXIMS will benefit greatly from the developments made for Taunton, whose clinicians were involved throughout the design of the system, ensuring it suited the trust’s clinical needs and processes across A&E, theatres, outpatients and the hospital’s 30 wards.”