We strongly believe in the open-source software model, it helps to put empowerment and sustainability at the heart of the software solutions we advocate and design.
Developing the interoperability software
Open Interop was created to respond to the growing need for connecting disparate systems in the healthcare sectors of the developing world. The aim of the development was to produce an open-source platform designed to collect and route data using programmable mapping in a microservice infrastructure.
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Why Open Source?
Free up front
While open-source software is not necessarily free to implement, it is free from the cost of commercial licences.
The open structure allows for customisation. This flexibility means that platforms can easily be adjusted to meet changing environments and requirements.
No ongoing fees
Open-source does not come with a ‘mortgage’ attached. There are no on-going licence fees.
The underlying open-source platform will generally be continuously developed – this means that new functional and security features will be regularly released. Also, often it means that adopters can influence the future direction of the product ‘road map’.
Established open-source products are often widely supported by an empowered and engaged community, working towards constant improvement and promoting wider adoption.
We believe in helping to develop in-country capability, this means training personnel on the ground. This reduces reliance on external support and helps to promote fluid and adaptable solutions – both of which are conducive to long term success.