Open Platform Adoption
NHS adoption of open platforms
We have seen two major NHS Trusts adopt openEHR - Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust , using it alongside its Allscripts megasuite, and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust who are committed to a ‘best of breed’ approach built on an open platform. 17 NHS Trusts have implemented openEHR, initially for the collection of phenotypic data as part of the 100,000 genomes project (this further opens up the opportunity to exploit the investment in openEHR to deliver other applications).
Leeds City Council have committed to openEHR for its city wide PHR, and open platforms were at the centre of a number of the recent Local Health and Care Record Exemplars (LHCRE) bids including the successful bids from Manchester and Yorkshire and Humber.. There are a number of other health communities known to be actively exploring open platform options including Wales, Scotland (who are already using openEHR in the national CDS project), London and Bedford Luton and Milton Keynes STP.
Global adoption of open platforms
The UK interest mirrors the global growth of openEHR which has been adopted for use in Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, India and China with major consultancies including McKinsey and Gartner also recognising the potential of open platforms.
Examples include, an implementation delivering health and care care to a population of 12 million in the City Moscow, a national system serving all 2.5 million citizens in Slovenia, systems covering the majority of the hospitals in Norway, the use by 8 major German hospitals in the HighMed Project and adoption by Brazil as a national EHR for 250 million citizens
Further information of international adoption of open platforms based on the openEHR clinical standard is available here
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