Airslie releases Renalware 2.0 as open source
On 22 September 2016 Airslie Ltd released its new Renalware® renal patient management system as open source via Github (github.com/airslie). It is still a beta product but the Airslie team is keen that renal units have a chance to preview its functionality and user interface.
Renalware 2.0 is a Ruby on Rails app with a PostgreSQL database backend. Its feature set is based on the MySQL/PHP version of Renalware currently running at King’s College Hospital and the Filemaker™ version installed at Barts and The Royal London Hospitals.
Renalware's nephrology modules include Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Transplant, Access, and Live Donor. The various renal module datasets are based on the UK Renal Registry, the National Renal Dataset and the UK Renal Data Collaboration specifications.
In addition to its core renal system features, Renalware contains a complete suite of patient administrative and clinical functions, including problems and medications management, a clinic visits module, and a sophisticated letter writing and archiving system. There is a built-in HL7 parsing engine to handle pathology and other data feeds using other open source tools such as Mirth Connect.
Airslie along with its Renalware development partners, Montreal-based Studio Civil Code and Singapore-based Nuagistes Pte Ltd, are now working to add additional modules and a separate app to generate Renal Registry data exports. Further development will follow installation of Renalware 2.0 at Bart's and King's in early 2017 and feedback from end-users.
Airslie Ltd is grateful to the following organisations for providing development funding for Renalware 2.0: The NHS Tech Fund, The Lister Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, and King's College Hospital Foundation Trust.