Heart A-Hack

Lis Evensted | E-Health Insider | January 28, 2013

A group of clinicians and developers won NHS Hack Day Oxford with an open source electronic patient record for cardiologists.

The weekend event brought together 150 healthcare professionals and software developers to create solutions to problems in the NHS.

The winning project, called OpenHeart, is an extension of OpenEyes, a collaborative open source EPR project led by Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The winning team explained that when several doctors treat the same patient, problems arise due to duplicate information and illegible paper notes, creating stress for clinicians.