Funding Needed For OpenGPSoC

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | December 11, 2012

The people behind a scheme to develop an open source GP clinical system are in talks with providers about raising £3m in funding to kickstart the project.

The openGPSoC team want to create an open source primary care system to allow better interoperability. They got together with GPs, developers and industry at an informal meeting on Saturday to discuss how they could make it work and where to begin.

The meeting was attended by representatives from several healthcare bodies and industry including; NHS Direct, Connecting for Health, First Databank, Cerner, INPS and the British National Formulary.

Ewan Davis, founder of the Healthcare App Network for Development and Innovation and one of the brains behind the project, told eHealth Insider there had been some very positive outcomes of the event.