low code / openEHR

Hello everyone.

Apologies in advance if this is not a suitable forum.

In my company we are studying the possibility of developing a healthcare application using the OpenEHR standard.
As a development ecosystem we are strongly considering acquiring a low code platform, Mendix in particular, to accelerate development. What do you think about it? Do you consider that the chosen technology is adequate to guarantee the success of the project?
Thank you so much.
And again, apologies, if the question does not apply to this forum.

Depending on what you want to do, you may want to make sure that the Low-Code tool you select:

  • Can be extended with your own new components/widgets and
  • that there is an openly documented format for creating UI-form-scaffolds so that you can create your own converter from the openEHR “web-template” or other from of operational template format to autocrate a first version of a form that you then modify using your low code environment.

Also you should of course consider how well the pricing model of the low code-environment, especially if there is a cost for end users, scales to your usecase. Price models like the one used by https://flutterflow.io/ - without end user fees (only paying for developers) - is likely good.

There are already several openEHR-enabled low-code-ish environments available, some that would be wise to consider are:

  • Better EHR studio, well established and used by many
  • Solit Clouds (Russian based company, so likely blocked by sanctions)
  • Cambio Platform and/or Cambio CDS depending on what your use cases are (last time I saw it, it was more of a form- and AQL editor than what I would call a complete low code environment, but they have likely added funcitonaly since then)
  • Medblocks UI is more of an openEHR-enabled (high)code environment than a low-code-environment

Others may know about more alternatives, please share in this thread.

P.S. I co-supervised a student that (partly against my recommendation but rather based on guidance from others) chose to use Mendix for a task that would likely have been better to do with normal coding combined with Better EHR studio.