Open Your Eyes

Rebecca Todd | eHealth Insider | August 21, 2012

Bill Aylward’s experience as a “frustrated medical director” at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust led to him taking on an open source electronic patient record project. Rebecca Todd reports.

In the cafeteria of Moorfields Eye Hospital, Bill Aylward flicks through an online patient record on his laptop and books the imaginary patient in for cataract surgery.

This functionality is the first phase of the trust’s open source electronic patient record project - Open Eyes - which has been live at the hospital since January.

The patient administration and booking system has been well received, he says, and he is looking forward to the addition of clinical modules in September. His goal is to turn the tables on the disparity between personal and work IT.