Entries by Tony Shannon

Opening up Healthcare IT – the right medicine

Much has been written about the impact that open source approaches to information and technology are having across the whole of society.  A new chapter, some of which is still being written, is emerging and challenging the way that individuals, communities, organisations and governments interact with each other. Open data is enabling us to see […]

Why Open Source – a clinician’s view

As clinicians, we share a common purpose: to heal, to alleviate suffering and to comfort. In the 21st century, the explosion of knowledge has increased our armoury to achieve our aims. We share our discoveries freely and subject them to peer review, publish them in journals, print and online. We acknowledge one another’s contribution, build […]

Change story number 1: Story of Self

Repost from Tony Shannon’s Frectally speaking blog at frectal.com   My first blog of 2015 mentioned a word that is key to all change – culture. Cultural change is a challenging thing and yet if we examine history, there is a noticeable pattern across all human culture over countless generations, from tribes to chiefdoms to […]