- Publication: Who edits Wikipedia on health, and what motivates them to do it?
- CHIME Hosts Kazakh Government Delegation
- Publication: The design of a survey questionnaire to measure perceptions and behaviour during an influenza pandemic: the Flu TElephone Survey Template (FluTEST)
- NHS Health Informatics Trainees Conference and Networking Event
- Health & Medical Sciences January Intake Open for Applications
- Publication: A short generic patient experience measure: howRwe development and validation.
- UCL CHIME Reappointed to Train Future NHS Informatics Managers
- UCL hosts HL7 UK Summer School
- New Qualification: Health & Medical Sciences (Quality, Information & Safety)
- Publication: Primary total knee replacement as an example of predicting length of stay from electronic patient record system data
- January Intake Approved for Graduate Programme in Health & Medical Sciences (HMS)
- BMJ Editorial: Caldicott 2 and Patient Data
- "Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice" Published in Paperback
- UCL Joins the European Connected Health Alliance
- UCL CHIME is Early Contributor to New Health Informatics Online Resource
- Professor Dipak Kalra takes up Presidency of the EuroRec Institute
- 2012 European Summit on Trustworthy Reuse of Health Data – plenary sessions now available on YouTube
- "Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice"
- Ethnicity and academic performance in medicine
- Uptake of flu vaccine among healthcare workers
- Open Source, Open Standards, and Health Care Information Systems
- howRU, a new short generic measure of health status
- Dr Don E. Detmer honoured by American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
- Public 'reassured' by swine flu media coverage
- Key NHS IT Programmes – UCL report
- UKHIT online - Computers and the Internet
- Group membership and staff turnover affect outcomes in group CBT for persistent pain
- Electronic patient records are not a panacea
- Using computerised CBT to prevent mental health problems: a systematic review and a case study of Xanthis
- New Students Begin UCL Postgraduate Programme in Health Informatics
- CHIME researcher contributes to new book
- UCL Announces New Fast-Track Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Health Informatics
Open Source, Open Standards, and Health Care Information Systems
18 February 2011
Dr Carl Reynolds, who is currently studying for an MSc in Health
Informatics at CHIME, and Prof. Jeremy Wyatt, who himself used to teach
on the same MSc course, have co-written a paper just published in the
Journal of Medical Informatics Research (J Med Internet Res 2011;13(1):e24).
The paper, entitled Open Source, Open Standards, and Health Care
Information Systems, argues that an open source approach is essential
to a rational procurement strategy in healthcare. Licensing and
software development models, as well as standards, have significant
affects on development. The authors reason that open source licensing
promotes safer and more effective health care information systems, and
will be an improvement on the proprietary formats mostly used in the
NHS and the National Programme for IT to date.
CHIME has a long history of supporting open source approaches, including our central role in the openEHR project to developing open specifications, open-source software and knowledge resources in healthcare.
Contact: Carl Reynolds (email@example.com)
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