NHS England Wants Open Source Option

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | June 28, 2013

NHS England wants an open source electronic patient record system to be an option for NHS trusts, “if they want it."

Last month, NHS England staff travelled across the Atlantic to look at the US Veterans Health Administration’s VistA open source EPR.

Paul Rice, head of technology strategy at NHS England, told EHI the trip had given the team a better understanding of what it would mean for the NHS.

“We went across to understand the architecture of it, what it provides and what their plans are going forward, and to see if there’s a possibility of an NHS VistA,” he said.