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Clinical Transactional Digital Services Framework.

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OPAL
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Opal is not a Patient Activity List

We'd love you to get involved by using what we make, reporting bugs/suggesting improvements, and fixing bugs/making improvements. Please refer to the CONTRIBUTING file.

Opal is an open (open governance + open source) commercial NHS IT product by Open Health Care UK

http://opal.openhealthcare.org.uk

What problem does Opal solve?
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Opal aims to solve the patient list problem.

The patient list problem is this: Doctors need ready access to the core information needed to look after their patients such as who their patients are and where they are, what's wrong with them, what the plan is, and what progress has been made against the plan.... The widespread, but suboptimal, solution to this problem is to use a table in a Microsoft Word Document.

NHS Hack Day 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x1yZQP4eoA

Smart Ward 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxS0q1NJwZY


## Adapting OPAL for Your Ward

WARNING: OPAL is under rapid, active development to become a framework for building Patient List type applications rather than an application.
e.g. at this stage the codebase is likely to be significantly refactored to allow multiple customised instances.
Anyone looking to adapt OPAL to their specific ward should get in touch with the friendly OPals [(Opal Steering group)](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ohc-opal) !

* We're very friendly
* We can save you headaches
* We are absolutely committed to adapting OPAL to new clinical settings
* We can help getting improvements rolled into OPAL core so that the rest of the community can benefit


## Helpful note to the wise

Forking at this point going to cause a *lot* of extra work if you want to continue benefiting from the features, bug & security fixes from upstream - seriously, come chat to us about it.
In the future the process and documentation for that kind of customisation will be freely available. (Yay!)


Open governance
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Roadmap: https://github.com/openhealthcare/opal/wiki/Roadmap

Discussion List: https://groups.google.com/forum/?ohc-dev#!forum/ohc-opal

Access: availability of the latest source code, developer
support mechanisms, public roadmap, and transparency of
decision-making

Development: the ability of developers to influence the content
and direction of the project

Derivatives: the ability for developers to create and distribute
derivatives of the source code in the form of spin-off? projects,
handsets or applications.

Community: a community structure that does not discriminate
between developers

(from http://www.visionmobile.com/blog/2011/07/the-open-governance-index-measuring-openness-from-android-to-webkit/)

Open source
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GNU Affero GPLv3

Communications
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hello@openhealthcare.org.uk

http://www.openhealthcare.org.uk

https://twitter.com/ohcuk

https://groups.google.com/forum/?ohc-dev#!forum/ohc-opal

channel #ohc_dev on freenode

Demo
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A screencast and demo are here http://opal.openhealthcare.org.uk

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