20 December 2008, 14:33. Derek
It’s a feeble excuse, but the first few months of SnowCloud’s existence have been a busy time.
We have had contracts with six clients, with some projects already completed and three new projects underway for ClinicalTemplates.org, which is our main focus. We also have new projects under discussion, and we look forward to more announcements in the new year.
One of the best aspects of our current work, is that we now have the opportunity to work with some great people round the world. We are currently working with partners in 8 countries: UK (England, Scotland and Wales), Ireland, USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland, and Italy. While the original clinical templates work was mainly nursing-focussed, we are now working with other clinical professions- our latest project is with a group supporting liver transplant surgeons.
It’s one of the biggest attractions of developing collaborative web systems to help people develop their clinical content- it supports collaboration across professional groups, or even where development is by a single group, it helps consistency by encouraging the use of underlying information standards.
And talking of those standards, we are now working on tools which will link with OpenEHR Archetypes & Templates which is a really exciting development. It is our intention that over 2009, we develop a web framework and toolset which will support 'standards-agnostic’ template development as a first stage, acting as input to modelling teams using standards such as OpenEHR or HL7, and then completing the loop by supporting new development which makes use of these underlying standardised 'building blocks’.
But we will try to blog a bit along the way. Remember to subscribe to the RSS news feed here, or over at ClinicalTemplates.org to keep up to date with developments there.
Best wishes from Derek and Nick @ SnowCloud for this holiday season, however you celebrate it.
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