OpenEHR within a mature NHS Ecosystem

Events | April 5, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Event held on 18th April

The event provided an opportunity to learn about openEHR from a national and international perspective. Showcasing the incredible progress made in the South West, as well as exploring what other opportunities there might be for SMEs in the openEHR environment.

Target Audience: CIOs, CCIOs, CMIO’s, SME decision-makers, software architects and developers, leaders of change and innovators.

Live Streaming was made available on the day and unedited vidoes are available to view HERE.  Edited videos will be made available soon.


OpenEHR (Open Electronic Health Record, pronounced Open Air) is a World-wide open standard repository for patient clinical data and is becoming a REAL alternative to traditionally licensed software for the provision of HIMMS[1] Level 6/7 electronic medical records (EMR’s).

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust will soon be the first NHS Trust to go live with an implementation of OPENeP, an openEHR based, open source solution by Marand for Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA). Fully supported by NHS Digital “Code4Health” and the not-for-profit Apperta Foundation, this innovative approach will, for the first time, provide a platform with true data independence and vendor neutrality.

In addition, University of Plymouth is leading on a number of projects in Devon and Cornwall to foster a Digital Health Ecosystem using a bottom up SME led approach. As part of these projects, the University is absolutely committed to embedding open standards and technologies to enable seamless interoperability and integration.

The event covered the many questions being raised, including:-

  • What does this mean for the Trust?
  • Why now?
  • How can innovative, health-focused projects by the University of Plymouth across Devon and Cornwall support an Ecosystem to drive it forward?
  • What does it mean for other NHS Trusts?
  • What’s in it for SME’s, locally, Nationally and Internationally?

Start date: April 18, 2018

End date: April 18, 2018

Location: Plymouth, GB

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