Ripple Foundation has launched its showcase stack encompassing three open source elements – front end UX/UI framework, middleware and backend/data repository.
Each component harnesses the power of open source and aims to demonstrate open standards in action to show that there is a different way to provide technology to our care professionals and patients. Ripple Foundation was established in 2016 to support the adoption of an open health and care platform internationally.
Dr Tony Shannon, Director of Ripple Foundation said, “We are promoting Ripple Foundation’s showcase stack to demonstrate how health IT can be done in the complex and highly pressurised health and care system. For years care professionals have had to put up with inadequate, antiquated clinical systems and we believe this showcase stack show what can be applied to any health and care setting to help provide a better solution for both the clinical requirements but also the business needs of health and care technology. Information and data that you can access, store and exchange securely is an option if you adopt an open source, open standards underpinned by open architecture approach.
“I’m calling out to the health and care community to take a look at our showcase stack and have a play with what’s now openly available to reuse. At Ripple Foundation we are here to support you and can answer any questions you may have and help to move health IT into the 21st Century.
Tony continued, “We are also appealing for an open digital platform challenge fund that we have called #1percentfund. Diverting 1% of available healthcare IT funds to an open digital challenge fund we believe could improve the care of 99% of the population by stimulating and supporting both the creation and adoption of an open digital ecosystem internationally. We hope this Open Platform Challenge Fund could help any interested clinical and technical leaders out there to implement a different approach to issues we are facing.”
Ripple Foundation believe their showcase stack components, used separately or in combination will help to meet the needs of clinical systems that are easy to use but also communicate and interoperate using open source and open standards.