National Health Service (NHS) England

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NHS IT To Embrace Open Source

Jennifer Scott | | July 2, 2013

Open source licensing agreements will be a key feature of the new approach to NHS IT, according to a report published today...

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NHS Told: Make Patient Record Systems [United Kingdom]

Emily Garthwaite | | May 23, 2014

An NHS England leader has told Trusts to look towards open source for electronic patient record (EPR) systems.  During the e-Health Insider (EHI) CCIO open source conference, Richard Jefferson, the Health Service’s head of business systems, claimed such solutions provide “the biggest bang for buck.”...

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Open Source Aims To Reach Milestone In Newcastle

Staff Writer | E Health Insider | November 26, 2014

NHS England is holding a key open source open day in Newcastle tomorrow. Ahead of the event, EHI editor Jon Hoeksma argues it will have a lot to celebrate; but some acid tests still lie ahead. Read More »

Open Source Focus For UK's 'Tech Fund 2'

Sam Sachdeva | E Health Insider | May 15, 2014

A focus on open source solutions in the second round of the technology fund has been welcomed by suppliers, who say they expect significant interest from trusts.  Applications have opened for the second round of what is now called the Integrated Digital Care Fund, with a ‘prospectus’ released yesterday outlining details for the £240m of funding...

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Open Source In The NHS: With Choice Comes Responsibility

Malcolm Senior | | August 18, 2014

At Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust we are taking advantage of the open-source approach, strongly advocated in tech fund two.  This is essentially around deploying an electronic patient record (EPR) – a system that the industry has talked about for many years. But implementations across the NHS have been slow in terms of delivering the highly-anticipated clinical benefits, in addition to nearing a paper-lite or paperless environment. Read More »

Open Source Survey Launched

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | July 28, 2014

The second edition of a survey about open source within the NHS will help to measure how attitudes towards its use are changing following NHS England initiatives, its creator has said.  The survey is being conducted by John Pyle, an open source consultant for NHS England, as part of his MSc thesis at the University of Leeds...

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Tactix4 Releases Open-eObs Code

Sam Sachdeva | eHealth Insider | July 1, 2014

Tactix4 has released the code for its open source nursing observations system, with more modules to be put online soon.  The open-eObs system is one of 11 products listed in an open source “catalogue” for the second round of bids to NHS England’s technology fund...

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Third Of Tech Fund 2 Bids Open Source

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | November 6, 2014

Thirty per cent of applications for tech fund 2 involve the use of open source software, NHS England’s head of business systems told the Handi Health Conference at EHI Live 2014 in Birmingham...

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U.S. Researchers, U.K. Partner On Open Data Healthcare Framework

Susan D. Hall | Fierce Health IT | June 4, 2014

The creation of a blueprint for the use of open data in healthcare was the driving force behind a recent collaboration between researchers at New York University's GovLab and England's National Health Service...

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UK Healthcare Agency Reveals Open Data Blueprint

William Welsh | Information Week | June 6, 2014

NHS England launches research effort to accelerate use of open data to improve care and drive research...

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Why Privatisation Is Killing the NHS [United Kingdom]

Steve Taylor | Huffington Post | September 23, 2014

...I thought it would be useful to share with you the effects which the Health and Social Care Act are having on our NHS, and how privatisation is taking doctors and nurses away from frontline care, turning valued colleagues into the competition, and potentially jeopardising the fantastic services that we have spent years trying to build...

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