£20m Of Tech Fund To Go On Open Source

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | November 5, 2013

Up to £20m of the 'Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Technology Fund' will go towards open source development.

Speaking at EHI Live 2013, Beverley Bryant, director of strategic systems and technology at NHS England, said 20 trusts want to pursue an open source electronic patient record system.

She said further trusts have also expressed an interest, so a large sum of the first round of the tech fund will go towards supporting that.

“We’re going to reward £15m-£20m specifically for trusts to develop an open source option,” she said.

Bryant said she expected a similar amount to be awarded from the second round of the tech fund, due to open shortly.