CGI, Marand and Apperta in Partnership to Deliver OPENeP Across the NHS

Press Release | Apperta, CGI, Marand | August 22, 2016

Apperta, in partnership with CGI and Marand are pleased to announce OPENeP - an Open-Source medication management product developed by Marand, in collaboration with the NHS and supported by CGI’s expertise in the integration and implementation of health IT systems.

OPENeP is a comprehensive, user-friendly and innovative medication management product built on the Think!EHR Platform, based on open standards (openEHR) and developed with a vision to completely replace time-consuming and error prone manual paper based prescribing and medication administration processes. OPENeP's extensive range of functionalities, integrated decision support and powerful integration options are designed to empower doctors, nurses and pharmacists to improve patient safety and deliver better and more personalised care. Furthermore, OPENeP significantly improves communication between doctors, nurses and pharmacists. It enables creative use of data, helps work prioritisation, provides reports to reflect-on and optimises established workflows.

OPENeP was developed in close collaboration with University Children’s Hospital Slovenia and localised for the UK in collaboration with the Code4Health Open EPMA Community, supported by NHS England. Apperta has ensured that the OPENeP enhancements have followed the NHS approved safety process, thus enabling Trusts to improve patient’s safety while transitioning to paperless medication management.

“CGI are proud to be partnering with Apperta and Marand to bring OPENeP to the NHS in the UK. As a global SI with a deep understanding of the health industry, we're committed to delivering integrated solutions based on open standards to benefit both Patients and staff.” Michael Herron, Vice President of Integrated Health and Social Care at CGI.

“The partnership between CGI, Marand and Apperta will make a suite of medicines management applications available across the NHS, which are based on open standards,” continues Keith Farrar, Chair of the Apperta Foundation CIC Open ePMA subcommittee “The partnership ensures OPENeP can be delivered quickly and effectively to improve the safety and efficiency of the medicines use process.”

About Apperta

The Apperta Foundation CIC is a not-for-profit, non-dividend paying community interest company supported by NHS England and NHS Digital (HSCIC) led by clinicians to promote open systems and standards for digital health and social care. We want to make the data, information and knowledge in IT systems open, shareable and computable to facilitate the creation of innovative apps to transform the delivery of health and social care.


About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centres across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).


About Marand

Marand’s vision for healthcare IT is coined as "Integrate. Open. Innovate.”. Our Think!EHR Platform uses IHE based standards to Integrate existing devices, systems and data. By storing data in an Open, vendor neutral format it enables ecosystems of vendors to Innovate. This approach is fuelling next generation solutions known as the Postmodern EHR.

Marand is based in Slovenia. Our references include Slovenia’s and Moscow City’s eHealth backbone as well as solutions based on Think!EHR Platform™ in  Brazil, Poland, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.