Open source survey launched
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.
‘VistA for NHS’ ready for trusts
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.
Neova Health releases open-eObs code
Tactix4 has released the code for its open source nursing observations system, with more modules to be put online soon.
Open source EPR gives Taunton options
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust says IMS Maxims’ open source plans are giving it options it has never had before as it prepares to implement the company’s electronic patient record system.
CCIO profile: Martin Wilson
The clinical lead for IT at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust is building an in-house electronic patient record that might just go open source. Claire Read talks to him.
£20m on open source in ‘tech fund 2’
NHS England has a £20m target for open source systems in the second round of its technology fund, although the money is not “ring-fenced” for use.
IMS Maxims releases source code for EPR
IMS Maxims has released the open source code for its electronic patient record system on its website and plans set up a “community of interest” for trusts using the software in the next three months.
CCIO profile: Bill Aylward
The director of the OpenEyes project at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a passionate advocate of open source. He tells Sam Sachdeva its time has come.
Mixed interest in tech fund open source
There is mixed interest among NHS IT directors in the open source focus of NHS England’s Integrated Digital Care Fund.
Ade Memoire: gets source-y
Adrian Byrne wonders whether the NHS should choose open source, closed source, or no sauce at all.