[UKUUG-Announce] OSSG Event 30/09/10

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Wed Sep 8 15:05:09 BST 2010

Open Source Health Informatics – London 30/09/10

Paul Richardson will give a talk for the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) 
around his recently created  http://www.oshi-uk.com/ which is an 
expression/discussion focal point on the adoption of Open Source by the NHS.

Event URL http://ossg.bcs.org/2010/07/29/open-source-health-informatics-

This  event is free and open to all and will be held
 at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor,  The Davidson Building,
 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA (http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-
office-guide.pdf) on Thursday 30th September 2010. It will start immediately 
after the OSSG AGM at 1800 and is expected to finish around 2030.

Free buffet and refreshments available on the night.

To book a place to attend this event please contact Mark Elkins via 
mark_elkins at bcs.org

Paul’s objective of this meeting is to act  as a rallying cry to 
those who are already convinced (or perhaps still   slightly sceptical) 
of the place that Open Source software should have in UK   healthcare, 
so that a coherent community can be established that can be   empowered 
to spread the word, deal with the objections to open source   (genuine 
or otherwise), and can support each other in projects and   deployments.
First, as a scene-setting exercise, Paul   will cover the following topics:
·         his   assessment of the state of readiness of open source to be 		
	  applied to the UK   healthcare market
·         the   willingness of key stakeholders to adopt open source
·         dealing   with objections to open source
·         his   proposed ‘top 10 projects’
·         progress   on his own open source project, an ITK 
(Interoperability Tool Kit)   compliant  middleware solution based on 

However, as this is intended to be a community   building exercise, a
 significant proportion of the time will be spent   facilitating and 
gaining consensus on issues such as:
·         agreeing   priorities
·         how   should we organise ourselves and communicate
·         activities
·         what   representations we would like to make to the Department of 


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