NHS Spine 2

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NHS Spine ‘Successfully’ Rebuilt, Says HSCIC

Sooraj Shah | Computing | September 9, 2014

The NHS Spine 2 has been "successfully" rebuilt and launched, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).  The Spine is a part of the national infrastructure that stores patient information and enables electronic messaging; it was one of the only parts of the ill-fated NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) that emerged with some credibility...

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Open Source NHS Spine Communications Hub Saves UK NHS £20m in First Year

Lis Evenstad | ComputerWeekly.com | September 3, 2015

The NHS Spine – the health service's communications hub that connects key IT services – has saved more than £20m in its first year, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). One year after the upgrade of the infrastructure behind the NHS Spine platform, the running costs of the system – which is used in all NHS organisations and handles up to 1,800 electronic transactions per second – have been cut by £21m compared to the previous version.

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Using Open Source in the Enterprise - 13 CIOs Embracing Free and Open Source Software

Edward Qualtrough | CIO | November 11, 2015

Open source enterprise use cases appear to be on the rise, at least anecdotally, with an increasing number of CIOs, IT directors and Chief Technology Officers telling CIO UK about investigating and adopting free and open source alternatives to proprietary software as they seek to gain freedom and flexibility, cut costs, increase agility, improve code quality and avoid vendor lock-in.

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