NHSX has listed open source as one of its priorities. For Ewan Davis, there is a keen sense of déjà vu – and a desperate desire for the many lessons of the past to be heeded.
Data pertaining to tens of millions of patients around the world has been jeopardised due to severe security flaws in patient management software OpenEMR.
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The CIO at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has said the organisation is planning to go live with an open source electronic health record (EHR) “some time between June and October” this year.
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Joe McDonald, chair of the CCIO Network and Digital Health’s sometimes travel editor, is inspired by his use of next generation banking in Berlin and asks whether a similarly courageous and forward-thinking attitude could be applied to healthcare IT.
The trust that created the OpenEyes electronic patient record has brought in an external supplier to increase the EPR’s functionality.
In the wake of Friday’s international cyber attacks, which caused widespread disruption across NHS organisations, a small team of developers is recommending the health service reduce its reliance on Microsoft.
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust have nominated two digital “fast followers”, in a further indication of how the next wave of NHS digital transformation will take shape.
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Tony Shannon, chief executive of Ripple, responds to the column by Digital Health editor, Jon Hoeksma, on whatever happened to open source in NHS IT in 2016, and argues we remain in the ‘dark ages’ of health IT.
Open source was all the rage in the NHS in 2015, but it’s barely rated in the past 12 months. Jon Hoeksma examines the drivers behind the quiet pivot and whether there is still place for open source in the NHS.
Steven Bloor, the chief information officer at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, talks to Lyn Whitfield about how its openMaxims deployment is going, and what he’s learned about the benefits and risks of open source software.