Leeds And ReStart Build Open Portal

Lun Whitfield | eHealth Insider | April 21, 2011

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is working with consultancy ReStart to develop an open source portal to give clinicians a single view of data held in its PAS and departmental systems.

The trust, which is one of the largest in the country, has a five year, £35m strategy to invest in IT, and is looking to an integration and portal approach to make up for “underinvestment” during the National Programme for IT in the NHS.

As a Yorkshire trust, Leeds benefited from NHS Yorkshire and the Humber’s decision to take a strategic approach to integration, and to make the InterSystems Ensemble integration engine available to trusts in the region.