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Principles

Public Money, Public Code

Given this project is significantly funded by public money (around 70%), the #DITO team have committed to ensure that all assets and deliverables generated through the project are available to the public.

This includes documentation, working out, software & code, designs and strategy.

An Open Digital Approach

Introduced in the Open Digital Approach for the NHS paper (published Autumn 2018), the approach to the project is open and transparent. This aligns with the policies laid out by the UK Government and NHS England. How these connect policies with practice is covered in the paper.

Developing In The Open

Developing In The Open is essential to create sustainable technology for healthcare.

Open Platforms

An Open Platform enables portablility of applications and a sustainable support ecosystem, with nothing out of reach from the customer.

Collaborative design

Connecting the users with the developers and designers reduces the risk of requirement whispers and ensures suitability of developed applications.

Background

2019
Innovate UK awarded the grant
2018
Open Digital Approach paper published
Innovate UK application submitted
2016
Engage with SLaM Open-eObs pilot
2015
Support Code 4 Health platform
2011
Government Computing & Health Business articles
2009
GDS / Cabinet Office / OFE input into Open Standards policy and Open Source elements of GDS service design manual
2005
OpusVL Open Source awareness campaign targetting MP's and politicians