Hi! Just a heads up that Region Östergötland (RÖ), a Swedish healthcare region serving approx. 500 000 inhabitants and providing some nation-wide Swedish services, will be conducting an openEHR platform procurement during the first quarter of 2020. It will likely at earliest open around mid-February and likely be open during approximately one month.
During 2019 RÖ has been testing how an openEHR platform fits our use cases, organization and workflows and now RÖ wants to procure a permanent full scale solution. Low-code/no-code generation and configuration tooling for dynamic forms based on openEHR templates has been an appreciated feature in RÖ. (Including form renderer for inclusion in web/HTML5-applications.) The availability of “simplified formats” along the lines of https://specifications.openehr.org/releases/ITS-REST/latest/simplified_data_template.html has also been appreciated for some use cases.
The use cases of the procurement will likely be extended from current normal hospital EHR use cases to also include patient registries, biobank information, patient owned data etc. I guess that this extension will imply that growing per record/EHR licensing cost models may be an issue for some of the use cases. (Biobanks and registries may for example contain information from a constantly growing number of living and dead people.) Thus, combinations of openEHR-solutions/platforms (e.g. commercial + open source) or other reasonably scaling licensing models likely will be of interest. The openEHR platform will also be included as a component in RÖ’s general digitalization platform and be used in attempts to tame “feral systems”, see: https://youtu.be/3Wj2H4IYyjE
More information will be provided later by the formal procurement project. I’ll then try to link to that here, but make sure to watch formal EU procurement platforms/processes where things are formally published. For an example see metadata and links to our previous (2018) openEHR RFI https://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:083200-2018:TEXT:EN:HTML