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On February 10, 2016

IMS MAXIMS and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust were recently invited to contribute to a prestigious Parliamentary briefing note about Electronic Health Records (EHR) within the NHS. This followed the recent success of the openMAXIMS go-live at TSNT and IMS MAXIMS’ enthusiastic support and involvement in the techUK Interoperability Charter.

POSTnotes (Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology note) are policy briefing documents used to inform MPs and Peers about a range of industries and are published throughout the year. Shane Tickell, CEO of IMS MAXIMS, and Malcolm Senior, director of IT ­­­­­at Taunton, provided expert insights into open source Electronic Patient Records (EPR) within the NHS and had various comments included in the document which is now available online.

The POSTnote provides an in-depth examination of EHR and the various implementation challenges they bring to the NHS and is another step towards encouraging widespread support for the roll-out of EHRs across the UK.

Shane Tickell, said: “To be given the opportunity to participate in the POSTnote is a rare privilege and an invaluable exercise in raising the profile of the benefits that open source can bring to the NHS. It’s also rewarding to see that the efforts we’ve been making, alongside NHS trusts to help create a safer, more efficient healthcare environment, are being recognised.”


IMS MAXIMS is an award winning clinical technology specialist committed to improving the coordination of patient care in healthcare environments. Its expert team works in partnership with healthcare organisations to identify and deliver tailored, sustainable information sharing technology solutions supporting the provision of safer and more efficient care for current and future generations.

The organisation’s 30-year history of collaborating with clinicians has resulted in the development of proven, flexible, user-friendly, safe and interoperable open source electronic patient record software. With an ambition to meet today’s healthcare challenges, IMS MAXIMS makes its software available without a licence fee and offers flexible options to support healthcare providers with implementation and maintenance.

Its open technology has increased collaboration in the development of the software which has resulted in better clinical engagement and empowerment across hospital wards and departments. Deployment times are fast, meaning clinicians and patients can benefit from efficiency and safety improvements in rapid time.

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Natalie Chishick, Policy and Communications Director, IMS MAXIMS

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