Open Source in Practice
Open source is emerging as an important development in Healthcare systems; it has been thriving in the business world and public sector for some time. This section provides you with opportunities to identify some of the current practice in open source. If you have any case study or user experience to share with wider community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply post it in our social media groups.
Misys Open Source Solution: Misys ConnectTM Exchange
To provide all the software that a healthcare organisation requires, that utilises various devices for data capture, and delivers a variety of reporting, collaboration and analysis that are required in healthcare organisations is typically not possible or desirable to achieve through a single vendor. Also, the rate of development required to embrace innovative technologies means that traditional models of development, which require up-front investment, can be a risky strategy.View Full PDF Version
Hartford Hospital:Open Source Health Information Exchange (HIE)
Healthcare transformation is evidenced in a number of key strategies worldwide – some of which are similar to ones undertaken at the NHS. For example, in order to support the primary care providers, the U.S healthcare provider Hartford Hospital has to be able to coordinate all the care that is being provided to their patients – inside and outside the hospital.
They are collaborating with Misys Open Source Solutions (MOSS) by participating in an open source community to build a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that will link the acute care hospitals with the ambulatory and tertiary care facilities along with the labs and diagnostic centres in the region.
Mr. Steve O’Neill l (CIO of Hartford Healthcare) sees huge potential in the cost effective- ness and openness using an open source approach for the healthcare industry and sees it as a critical way to solve the interoperability problem that has plagued the healthcare industry.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTH) provides hospital services for the population of Leeds and the surrounding area and acts as a regional centre for a number of specialists. In total they employ around 14,000 staff across six main sites, treating over a million patients every year with a budget of around £930 million.View Full PDF Version