IPR

Feral Systems (or I've got a great big Access database)

Follow @WoodcoteEwan In my work, both within NHS England and as a judge in the EHI awards I have come across a number of promising bits of home grown software development in NHS organisations. Also as I talk to people in the NHS find that as well as these publically acknowledged systems that there are…

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What makes an Open Source community?

There has been a lot of interest in the role of Open Source software in the UK over recent months, initially stimulated by NHS interest in the American VistA Open Source EHR, but now taking on a broader scope including some of the exciting home grown initiatives. Included amongst these are a number of projects that…

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Digital Healthcare – Making the most of NHS IPR

I’ve got what I think is an important question for NHS England. How do we get the best value out of the IPR (intellectual property rights) created by NHS organisations developing digital tools – Is it by freely sharing this IPR or by seeking to exploit it commercially? Encouraging innovation, and more importantly getting it…

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