Skunkworks Opens Up IT For Debate

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | November 7, 2012

Healthcare communities need to take responsibility for establishing the interoperability of IT systems, said one of the speakers during the Skunkworks debate at EHI Live 2012.

The debate asked whether open source, open data or open standards were the more effective way forward.

Malcolm Newbury, consulting director at Guildfoss Limited, said the only way to get cooperation and interoperability between systems is through open standards.

“Open Standards to me is absolutely core if we want to make any kind of difference in healthcare.”