OpenEHR within a mature NHS Ecosystem
  • Future Inn, Plymouth International Business Park, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth PL6 5ZD

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OpenEHR (Open Electronic Health Record, pronounced OpenAir), a Worldwide open standard repository for patient clinical data is becoming a REAL alternative to traditionally licensed software for the provision of HIMMS Level 6/7 electronic medical records (EMRs).

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust will soon be the first NHS trust to go live with an implementation of OPENeP, an openEHR based, open source solution by Marand for Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA). Fully supported by NHS Digital 'Code4Health' and the not-for-profit Apperta Foundation, this innovative approach will, for the first time, provide a platform with true data independence and vendor neutrality.

In addition, the University of Plymouth is leading on a number of projects in Devon and Cornwall to foster a Digital Health Ecosystem using a bottom up SME led approach. As part of these projects, the University is absolutely committed to embedding open standards and technologies to enable seamless interoperability and integration.

This free conference is an ideal opportunity to learn about OpenEHR from a national and international perspective. From a local perspective, we want to showcase the incredible progress made in the South West, as well as exploring what other opportunities there might be for SMEs in the OpenEHR environment. 

The event will be of interest to CIOs, CCIOs, CMI’s, SME decision-makers, software architects and developers, leaders of change and innovators. Dr Arunangsu Chatterjee who is co-organising the event said:  

“With millions of digital health applications and self-management devices, it will be futile to assume that messaging-based solutions, constantly pushing data to a patient’s electronic health record will be of much use for the healthcare team. Practically no one will have the time to absorb or utilise such data. Such a model might solve the short-term legacy system interoperability challenge but will not be sustainable. Instead we should explore and embed healthcare team led open standards based systems oriented solutions (like openEHR) with pragmatic business models to foster a sustainable digital health ecosystem.”

Contact Dave Kilroy via the Eventbrite webpage for any questions.

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