HP Plans Open Source Offer For NHS

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | December 5, 2013

Hewlett Packard is planning to provide a full electronic patient record system on the open source framework being developed by NHS England.

The system is called ‘NHS Healthcare Information System’ and will include complex scheduling, e-prescribing, requests and results reporting and an A&E admissions system.

EHI reported earlier this year that NHS England is working with four organisations to make their products available on an open source framework being developed for NHS trusts. The other three are: IMS Maxims; University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust with its in-house PICS e-prescribing system; and the US Veterans Association system, VistA,

Up to £20m of the first £260m 'Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: Technology Fund' will go towards open source development and a similar amount in the second fund, worth £250m.