Ewan Davis

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A New View Of VistA

Ewan Davis | E-Health Insider | July 10, 2013

In a guest column, VistA sceptic Ewan Davis argues the US open source system might have something to offer the NHS – but not if it becomes an open source NPfIT. Read More »

A Pilot Site for NHS VistA in the UK

Ewan Davis | Woodcote Consulting | July 14, 2013

Moving the open source agenda require that NHS Trust submit Expressions of Interests (EoI) for open source projects under NHS England’s £260 million Technology Fund  by the deadline on 31th July. Over recent weeks I’ve been persuaded that there would be real value for the patients, the NHS and the UK health informatics industry in the creation of a UK version of an open-source EHR, and VistA would be a good place to start. Read More »

Defining An Open Platform for Health IT

It is widely agreed that the future of digital health lies in an “Open Platform”. However, it’s not clear as to exactly what an Open Platform is or how we get there. This blog aims to answer the first question and to provide some guidance on the second. While any given instance of an Open Platform will be a specific implementation of a set of software components owned and operated by a particular organisation (this might be a health and social care organisation or a third party, operating the platform on behalf of a local health and care community), it is most usefully defined by a set of principles rather than the specific details of a particular implementation.

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Funding Needed For OpenGPSoC

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | December 11, 2012

The people behind a scheme to develop an open source GP clinical system are in talks with providers about raising £3m in funding to kickstart the project. Read More »

HANDI Health Apps Looking for Workshop Speakers/Panelists

Just got an email from Jill Riley from HANDI Health calling for speakers and panelists for their upcoming conference on November 4th and 5th in Birmingham, UK. HANDI Health is a non-profit organization focused on the development of open source health IT solutions. They have had a series of very successful conferences and workshops and many senior members of UK's National Health System believe that HANDI has contributed more usable code than what they got from the $19.6 billion failure of their previous Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) effort. Read More »

HANDI support For Apps

Chris Thorne | E-Health Insider | May 31, 2012

A Healthcare App Network for Development and Innovation has been set up by developers, clinicians, and others with an interest in developing health and care apps. Read More »

Health IT Vendors Hiding the Onions from Interop and Open Platforms

Many existing vendors recognize the need to move open standards, open data and open interfaces (APIs) but while some are moving in the right direction, they are not there yet Others drag their feet knowing their current success relies on existing proprietary solutions, customer lock and their pseudo-ownership of customer data. Getting to the tipping point at which open platforms can really take off is going to require new players challenging the status quo and a willingness from the health and care community to help them successfully engage.

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Obama and Biden Blast EHR Vendors for Data Blocking

As they are winding their terms in office, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden dropped a stink bomb on the health IT industry. Speaking at different events on Friday, January 9th, the President and Vice President both criticized proprietary electronic health record (EHR) vendors as the primary obstacle to the success of their administration’s health care strategy. This is the highest level acknowledgement so far of the serious impact that “lock-in” EHR software vendors are having on America’s medical infrastructure and the ability of physicians to provide medical care.

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Open Source GP Project Takes Off [UK]

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | October 18, 2012

A locum GP is co-directing a project to develop an open source GP clinical system to allow "true interoperability" with other healthcare systems. Read More »

HANDI Health Apps Fall 2014

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 4, 2014 (All day) - November 5, 2014 (All day)
Location: 
Birmingham
United Kingdom

HANDI Health Apps will be holding its Fall conference at the NEC, in Birmingham, UK, on November 4th and 5th. The conference will be co-located with the @EHI Live conference. The conference will hold 7 workshops over the two-days. Each workshop will have a panel of 3 or 4 speakers who will each spend 5 minutes to set the scene leaving 40 minutes for you to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. Read More »

HANDI Health Apps Conference 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 3, 2015 (All day) - November 4, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Hall 1 Birmingham NEC Birmingham
United Kingdom

HANDI Health Apps is the first national conference dedicated to health and care apps and lightweight digital tools to take place in the UK.  Now in its third-year this event is a “must attend” for app developers, health and care professionals, managers and commissioners and others seeking to understand how digital tools can support the delivery of efficient, patient centred care. HANDI Health Apps will take place in Birmingham, UK, Nov 3-4, in Hall 1 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

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Introducing the 1% Open Digital Platform Challenge Fund push

Event Details
Type: 
Seminar/Webinar
Date: 
July 6, 2017 - 7:30am - 8:30am

The 1% Open Digital Platform Challenge Fund has been proposed by Dr Tony Shannon and Ewan Davis as a means to harness 1% of NHS IT funding towards this end. Thus far the 1% fund has received 48 Expressions of Interest from across the 5 Nations of the UK & Ireland totalling £60m in value. The team behind this push will use the Digital Health webinar to update the CCIO and CIO communities as they work to generate community, support and funding to ensure the #1PerCentFund movement gathers pace and momentum across health and care in UK , Ireland and beyond. Read More »