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IT for integrated services

Daloni Carlisle explores some of the different routes that NHS organisations are taking to using IT to support integrated services.


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Orion Health

Today, organisations across the NHS are using Orion Health Rhapsody to link together their information systems, and to provide a platform for greater interoperability. Orion Health Rhapsody provides comprehensive support for a vast range of communication protocols and message formats - ensuring connectivity between all healthcare information systems.

Rhapsody has a range of advanced (yet user-friendly) options that allow simple data processing, while helping trust interface managers and IT administrators to reduce their workload and overcome complex technological challenges with ease.

Developed specifically for healthcare, Orion Health Rhapsody provides advanced transformation and message management capabilities for NHS organisations operating across primary and acute care, as well as regional and national healthcare providers around the world.

Tel: +33 6 32 77 99 10 (Richard Cotman)
Web: Orion website


The virtual patient record – connected healthcare

By joining up and connecting the significant legacy of existing systems and patient data, NHS trusts and communities can work together to improve care quality and patient safety, increase operational efficiency, and free up resources across the organisation.

Interoperability technology thus becomes a significant contributor to the NHS's operational cost reduction agenda, as well as a foundation for a more engaged and connected patient experience.

The dbMotion virtual patient record solution provides clinicians and other users with real-time, integrated patient information at the point of care – it is a cost-effective alternative to full system replacement, avoiding rip and replace.

A connectivity platform based on semantic interoperability, dbMotion integrates data from disparate IT systems, and delivers it in harmony with the user's existing workflow.

Tel: +44 (0) 8000 569 580 (Johan Hjord)
Web: db Motion website


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Ascribe is a leading healthcare IT company based in the UK. Our solutions help more than 75% of NHS trusts inform clinicians, improve patient safety and reduce costs. Our approach, as integration specialists, is to implement best of breed, within a common integration platform. This means you do not have to compromise on functionality delivered to departments, when your aspiration is to implement an enterprise wide strategy.

We have a proven track record in developing integrated solutions using IT systems and consultancy services. We begin by understanding your problem, we review your processes and then provide advice and IT solutions to implement change; for example, implementing paperless clinical management systems. One client recently said: "The system paid for itself in two months", senior NHS clinical manager.

If you want to speak to our customers and ask how our integration solutions are improving patient safety and reducing their costs then please call us today. The company was recently listed in the Sunday Times TechTrack 100, and is a Microsoft Gold Partner.

Tel: +44 (0) 870 053 4545 - Sales Office
Web: Ascribe website


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InterSystems Ensemble ITK - standards-based integration

There is an ever increasing need for information exchange as NHS organisations and their suppliers align their processes between disparate care settings, centred on end-to-end patient-centric services. However, this makes the underlying IT integration more complex.

The Department of Health's interoperability toolkit uses a standards-based approach to make integration easier. InterSystems achieved the UK's first fully compliant ITK accreditation, and is now making its ITK capability available free of charge as part of its standard InterSystems Ensemble platform.

The benefits of the ITK include: enhanced structured communication between care settings; improved business agility; future proofed solutions; reduced costs; reduced clinical risk; reduced dependencies on incumbent suppliers.

ITK compliance has already shown to reduce the construction cost of interfaces between clinical systems by around 80%.

Tel: +44 (0) 1753 829 692 (Alison Findlay)
Web: InterSystems website



At Cerner, we believe the current healthcare model of sick care is fundamentally broken and we need to shift from 'present and react' to 'predict and prevent'.

Several years ago, Cerner took steps to disrupt its internal healthcare system. Based this "laboratory of reform" and conversations with key healthcare industry stakeholders, we have developed an approach to improve the health of populations that rests on integrated care and patient involvement.

Through the Cerner Network, we are able to offer a suite of connectivity solutions and services that use vendor agnostic 'push and pull' technologies to facilitate the movement and sharing of patient data across the healthcare economy.

Our solutions are extensible and standards based, yet flexible enough to work with any format and connectivity protocol, and built on a reliable technology infrastructure for the secure exchange and storage of electronic clinical data and documents.

They also maximise benefits from aggregated patient data to make sure that the potential savings from cost-reducing innovations are realised.

Tel: 020 7432 8100
Web: Cerner website


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