The OpenEyes™ Foundation is a not-for-profit charity set up to ensure that the future development of OpenEyes™ continues to meet the very highest clinical standards.

The OpenEyes™ Foundation oversees the development of OpenEyes™. The core activities of the OpenEyes™ Foundation include:

  • Organisation of the OpenEyes™ community via charitable membership of the Foundation
  • Commissioning OpenEyes™ development for the wider community
  • Managing the OpenEyes™ public (GPL) and commercial licenses
  • Managing and protecting OpenEyes™’ intellectual property

Continuing this development under the guidance of a charitable, not for profit body is an essential part of our collaborative, public service ethos. OpenEyes cannot, in itself, be sold to a third party ensuring that users have security and can influence development.

One of the most important roles of the Foundation is to commission a principal commercial supplier for OpenEyes. While OpenEyes can be downloaded and used without charge, integration in modern hospital environments requires technical support and maintenance to ensure compliance with good clinical practice. The current supplier for OpenEyes is AB EHR Digital, a company based in the UK and Australia with a strong commitment to Open Source solutions in healthcare. The Foundation directs commercial enquiries regarding installation and support to AB EHR Digital and works with AB EHR Digital to ensure that the most cost effective solutions are applied. AB EHR Digital's role does not exclude the addition of code from outside suppliers or individuals.

The Foundation organises meetings to bring together developers and users to guide the development of the product. These take place twice a year and are by invitation to users of OpenEyes.

The Foundation is run by its Trustees.

Professor James E Morgan: Foundation Chair

Bill Aylward: OpenEyes Founder, Chair Apperta Foundation

David Haider: CCIO Bolton Foundation Trust

Professor David Ingram: Chair and Founder, Open EHR

Andy Barker: IT Director of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

Peter Coates: NHS Digital Head of Ecosystems Development