About

Openhealthinformatics.org is a channel for the results, analysis and opinions generated from the Open Health Informatics research programme which ran at the Centre for Health Informatics, City University, London from 2010 to 2014, and has continued through research and development of the cityEHR open source health records system.

You can contact us by sending email to info@openhealthinformatics.org.

The research programme was initiated by Professor John Chelsom in 2010 with theĀ  overall aim of informing the development of future clinical information systems, looking ahead to the next one or two generations of systems.

Specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • quantify the benefits that Open Health Informatics can provide
  • identify the barriers to adoption
  • inform decision makers, across the spectrum of professions involved in appraising technology for clinical information systems

The Open Health Informatics research programme combines work by MSc and PhD students, together with applied research in collaboration with primary and acute care providers. Outputs include the development of reference platforms and pilot implementations for evaluation. Students contributing research have been studying at MSc and PhD level at City University, University of Victoria in Canada and the University of Oxford.