Jim Wood & Tony Corkett have huge amount of experience in OJEU & they are happy to help NHS Trusts with the procurement exercise. I would encourage everyone to listen to what they have to say on 7th Nov.
posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 09:44 pm
I am aware that many Trusts are already putting in VNA in their replacement advertisements. I have written up a simple VNA spec which I hope will help Trusts. Comments please.
posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 03:32 pm
That is good news Martin. For those who could not make it to yesterday's meeting. Martin gave an excellent talk. He introduced an interesting topic on "Zero Footprint Viewers". This is really the next generation viewer technology based on HTML 5 (which is open source). They are progression from the thick & thin clients.....
I hopeful the same kind of emphasis is also placed on open standards-- DICOM, CDA, XDS etc
Thanks Neelam.. I enjoyed the meeting and it gave lots of food for thought.
Although I think I gave a lacklustre answer to your question on the topic.. In the context of IE version 10 not supporting plugins of any kind (including ActiveX, Java, or even Silverlight), you asked how you could address that within the procurement process. A better answer might go along the following lines...
"The Trust may decide to follow Microsoft's recommended upgrade pathways regarding Internet Explorer version 10 at any point in the contract lifecycle. Detail the implications of this and how they will be addressed."
... although HTML5 isn't open source - but is an open specification.
I assume you are putting up presentations on the board again?
posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 07:04 pm
Thanks Martin. I hope to be putting all presentations in next few weeks after getting permission from speakers.
I think you raise a very important issue regarding dependency on browsers, java etx
Thanks to all the comments on the importantace of having a disaster recovery solution & also for customer control of data. I have included the following questions on the PQQ.
22. Disaster Recovery DICOM VNA— 22.1 Is the vendor capable of providing a disaster recovery archive which is a Vendor Neutral DICOM archive (so that the Trust can have control over its own data within the VNA)? Pass/Fail 23. Data Migration: 23.1 Is the vendor capable of managing migration of existing large archive (. Migration will need to take place to both a disaster recovery VNA archive & also to its own PACS Archive (which will be the future live PACS)? Pass/Fail