Open source patient task list wins UK Health service hackathon

Gijs Hillenius | European Commission Joinup | May 30, 2012

Patient List, a software application making it easier for doctors to hand over patients, has won the NHS Hack Day 2012 which took place in London last weekend. The application is made available as open source. On 26 and 27 May some 120 attendees, including software developers and health care specialists worked together to create health care solutions to solve some of the daily problems of the UK's health care system.

The event organiser, Dr Carl Reynolds, provided links to publicly available datasets and listed relevant application programming interfaces. In two days, no less than fourteen applications were submitted to a panel of experts. The winning application, Patient List, uses the standardised electronic patient records from a hospital, to provide doctors with a list of their patients and allowing them to create to-do lists and to update patient care records...