RNOH sign contract to develop open source data platform
The RNOH and Interneuron CIC have signed a contract to develop, deliver and support an open source, open standards compliant clinical data platform. The project will see RNOH replace their legacy technology with a world-class clinical data platform that will transform the way in which data is integrated, collected, stored and used by end-users.
The platform approach will permit RNOH to embark on an innovation led strategy where new applications can be developed on top of the clinical data platform. Initial applications will support electronic bed boards and nursing observations, improving patient safety and clinical efficiency.
In addition, RNOH and Interneuron will be making this new technology and applications available to the whole of the NHS. Other trusts will not only be able to freely download, test and implement the software developed, they will also be able to get support from Interneuron by using this framework contract.
Dr Saroj Patel, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at the RNOH, said: “I am very excited and delighted to announce this innovative approach to delivering healthcare technology. Our vision is that in time others will join RNOH to gain the benefits of shared investments, develop new world-class applications and dramatically reduce the total cost of ownership of healthcare software in the NHS”.
Joel Ratnasothy, CEO of Interneuron CIC said: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and are very excited about the benefits we believe our technology will bring to their clinicians and patients. RNOH is a world leader in orthopaedic surgery and we look forward to working with them as they become a world leader in healthcare technology innovation.”