CSC Cannot Donate GP Code

Jon Hoeksma | eHealth Insider | October 15, 2012

CSC says that it cannot give away or donate the code for its three primary care software systems without incurring legal obligations.

Attendees at the iSoft User Group conference last week were told that while making the code available under an open source license would be theoretically possible, there are a host of practical difficulties – including liability for clinical safety – that would have to be overcome.

CSC has decided to cease support for its primary care systems, Premiere, Synergy and Ganymede by 31 October next year.

Current users have a choice of systems to switch to under the national GP Systems of Choice agreement.