Archive for July 2013

UK Drug information, knowledge, coding and classification

I wrote this piece below to brief some US colleagues, but thought it might be worth sharing with a broader audience for what’ it’s worth. The coding of drugs and medical devices in the UK is based on the NHS’s Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) which is very closely related relevant sections of SNOMED (all dm+d…

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A Pilot Site for NHS VistA – Please?

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…

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NHS VistA and NHS Open-Source

Many of the issues discussed here will feature at the HANDI Health Apps Conference – Collocated at EHI Live 5 6 Nov NEC Birmingham A slighty amend version of this blog piece with a brief commentary for those outside the UK is available on Open Health News a shorter version is available on eHealthInsider There is…

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