Can Open Source Remove Vendor Lock-In?

Integrated Care Today reports on how Open Source can be a huge help for the government looking to better integrate health and social care.

Technology is crucial to the salvation of the NHS – a fact acknowledged at the top of NHS England and most recently in its 2014-15 Annual Report, where data and technology was said to have the power to “improve choice and outcomes for patients, allow them to take more control, reduce the burden on front-line staff, increase accountability and support the NHS as an engine of science and economic growth”.

It’s regrettable then that we are still reading about NHS technology issues – such as the ill-starred General Practice Extraction Service, whose cost rose from £14m to over £40m and which has only one customer, NHS England.

Read the full article authored by SynApps’ Tony Backhouse published here in Integrated Care Today