Two Articles About Openness For Healthcare IT

Rob Dyke | The openGPSoC Project | December 11, 2012

EHI have reported the openGPSoC meeting we held on Saturday - Funding needed for openGPSoC.

The people behind a scheme to develop an open source GP clinical system are in talks with providers about raising £3m in funding to kickstart the project. The openGPSoC team want to create an open source primary care system to allow better interoperability. They got together with GPs, developers and industry at an informal meeting on Saturday to discuss how they could make it work and where to begin. The meeting was attended by representatives from several healthcare bodies and industry including; NHS Direct, Connecting for Health, First Databank, Cerner, INPS and the British National Formulary.

One of the first comments suggested a Kickstarter fund… so watch this space