I see that the Data Standards and Products office of the Department of Heath Informatics Directorate, is currently working in partnership with York University to stimulate a UK e-Healthcare Open Source Software Ecosystem.
Well at least they are looking to kick off a project… good idea. My one concern is that they have not finished the patient safety programmes they kicked off 4 years ago.
Margaret Thatcher said the world is full of starters… there are too few finishers. She is right, it is too easy to begin something. I am always suspicious that when something new is announced I can almost guarantee that it is to cover up something that was too hard to finish.
Oh well, let’s hope that the new austerity programme lead by the Government will make sure Departments can’t start something new until they have the value out of the current programme.