IMS Maxims Open To Open Source

Rebecca Todd | E-Health Insider | July 31, 2013

IMS Maxims is in discussions with NHS England about the possibility of open sourcing some of its software. Guidance released this month by NHS England, ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards: achieving an integrated digital care records’, says the commissioning board wants to create a “vibrant market” of national solutions and products that are available under open source licensing arrangements.

Beverley Bryant, NHS England’s director of strategic systems and technology, told EHI that the commissioning board is already in talks with some providers about open sourcing their software. “We are currently in discussions with a number of organisations about making their proprietary software open source and persuading them that the future is open source because we want to give clinicians the flexibility,” she said...