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Much has been written about the impact that open source approaches to information and technology are having across the whole of society.  A new chapter, some of which is still being written, is emerging and challenging the way that individuals, communities, organisations and governments interact with each other. Open data is enabling us to see […]

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As clinicians, we share a common purpose: to heal, to alleviate suffering and to comfort. In the 21st century, the explosion of knowledge has increased our armoury to achieve our aims. We share our discoveries freely and subject them to peer review, publish them in journals, print and online. We acknowledge one another’s contribution, build […]

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The article below was published on the Local Digital website on 23 September 2015

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The article below was published by DigitalHealth.net on 18 September 2015.

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We want to encourage debate and discussion about Open Source and will repost and attribute articles whenever we can.  We would also like to encourage guest bloggers and commentators.   The article below has been co written by Source Code Control Limited and Protecode. Our thanks go to Martin Callinan for bringing it to our attention. […]

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The word ‘opportunity’ is defined as ‘a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something’ which help to introduce our story of now. As one of 25 Integration Pioneers, we have been given the opportunity to blaze the trail for change and new ways of working to support Health and Social care. […]

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Integration Pioneers in the 21st Century There is a widely held view that 21st century care is under pressure, in a state of near-crisis in many places (ref #NHSwinter) where the burden of disease and the limitations of current health and social care systems are becoming ever more apparent.  We know that at the frontline, […]

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Repost from Tony Shannon’s Frectally speaking blog at frectal.com   My first blog of 2015 mentioned a word that is key to all change – culture. Cultural change is a challenging thing and yet if we examine history, there is a noticeable pattern across all human culture over countless generations, from tribes to chiefdoms to […]