Open Source 'Mix Up' For Tech Fund 2 [United Kingdom]

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | May 19, 2014

A trust listed as one of the open source suppliers in the latest round of the technology fund said it was unaware of its inclusion and will find it difficult to supply interested organisations. The prospectus for the second round of what is now the 'ntegrated Digital Care Fund' includes a focus on open source solutions, and lists 11 open source suppliers that it is encouraging applicants to use.

It says the suppliers have either already have an established project in the NHS, related international work, or “have indicated a willingness to make their products open source”. However, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, which is listed as a supplier for its WebV clinical portal, told EHI it was not aware it is listed as a supplier and has not officially signed-on.

Paul Jackson, the trust’s diagnostics and therapeutics IT manager, told EHI that he was not aware it has been listed in the prospectus...