NHS England hosted the HANDI-HOPD Summit in London on the 18th September. This was attended by an invited audience of around 40 people to discuss plans to take the HANDI-HOPD platform forward to the NHS England Open Source Open Day on the 26th of November in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne where is will be launched as the Platform for NHS Code4Health.
HANDI-HOPD The HANDI Open Platform Demonstrator provides an experimental platform to demonstrate the power of emerging open standards and APIs to deliver the transformational power of the Internet to support digital health and care.
Ewan Davis introduced the HOPD, described where it fitted in the global development of open health platforms what had already been deployed and our plans for it's development.
Dr Ian McNicoll, gave an overview of how the platform worked and a description of the key open standards and how the could be used by developers to rapidly build interoperable health and care software. He also described how the platform provided a rigorous process fro the development, curation and publication of clinical content models and facilitated the easy engagement of clinicians in the process.