Commitments to open-source technology are enshrined in NHS policy but adoption is frustratingly slow. It is time to spread the word on the new way to collaborate on, co-fund and reuse digital technology, says Made Tech’s Hazel Jones.
NHS England’s Federated Data Platform tender could set back data sharing in the NHS by raising privacy fears over approach and potential choice of supplier.
The Made Well Collective brings together health and social care organisations through a free-to-use, open source platform, accessible to all NHS bodies.
After leaving the NHS in December, Professor Joe McDonald still has the health service on his mind as he looks to implement his own tech vision.
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.