NHS Cancer Diagnostic Pathology Thriving In Open Source

Adrian Bridgwater | Open Source Insider | June 4, 2013

Many cancer laboratories in the UK are using antiquated reporting software.

Given the massive universe of both biological and human physiological data that needs to be processed as part of cancer research, this is a surely unquestionable issue that needs to be addressed.

Free Diagnostic Pathology Software Project

The Free Diagnostic Pathology (FreeDP) Software Project came about as part of a Department of Health initiative to improve the NHS through the use of technology.

The FreeDP project involved 322 trials of online software as it sought to address the need to provide pathologists with a way to efficiently report complex cases.