Maxims Code To Be Released On GitHub

Lis Evenstad | E-Health Insider | March 19, 2014

IMS Maxims will release the source code for its electronic patient record system on GitHub, the company announced today. Speaking in the open source pavilion at the HC2014 conference in Manchester Paul Cooper, IMS Maxim’s head of research, said the company has been in talks for several months about how best to go about open sourcing parts of its Maxims EPR.

“It’s been a long journey. We first said we were going to do this months ago and since then there have been a lot of twists. What we’re learning is that open source means different things to different people,” he said. “We are now at the stage where we will be putting the Maxims source code on GitHub. We’re making the product itself open source. The toolset will be made available using a free license model.”

GitHub is an open source collaboration review and code management platform. The software will be available on a GNU Lesser General Public License, which includes the source code, the configuration data and the integrated care pathways...