The stories that had EHI readers commenting in 2014 dealt with some real blasts from the past; the NHS Number, Windows XP, and the aftermath of the National Programme for IT.
NHS England has been urged to set up an open source procurement framework to give chief information officers and clinicians more confidence in the systems.
NHS England is holding a key open source event in Newcastle this week. Ahead of the event, EHI editor Jon Hoeksma argues the movement will have much to celebrate; but some major tests still lie ahead.
Thirty per cent of applications for tech fund 2 involve the use of open source software, NHS England’s head of business systems told the Handi Health Conference at EHI Live 2014 in Birmingham.
The deputy director of informatics at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust talks to Sam Sachdeva about her career, its electronic patient record plans, and the trust’s role in a changing NHS.
Joe McDonald remembers the days of dial up and proprietary web packages. Can the NHS learn from the move to virtually free software and open communities?
The replacement for the NHS data spine, Spine2, went live over the bank holiday weekend.
The second edition of a survey about open source within the NHS will help to measure how attitudes towards its use are changing, according to its creator.
An Anglicised version of the VistA electronic patient record system is now ready to be deployed at NHS trusts, according to one of the companies behind its development.
Tactix4 has released the code for its open source nursing observations system, with more modules to be put online soon.