The first exchange of clinical information between TPP’s SystmOne and Emis Web is being piloted in London next month.
The pilot uses the Medical Interoperability Gateway – a secure gateway to exchange clinical data, which meets the NHS Interoperability Toolkit and HL7 interoperability standards.
The MIG was developed by Healthcare Gateway, a joint venture between GP system suppliers Emis and INPS. TPP announced that it would integrate with the MIG in January.
Healthcare Gateway managing director Peter Anderson said the TPP pilot was in the North West of London and due to start in June.
Staff at an urgent care centre using SystmOne will be able to see a view of Emis Web practice data.
A view of SystmOne GP data will also be provided to a third party system, probably the out-of-hours system Adastra.
Anderson said he expected Emis Web users would also be part of the project and consume data from SystmOne.
Projects in Liverpool and Cumbria are already using the MIG to exchange information.
A TPP spokesperson said: “This integration builds on the detailed care record already available in SystmOne. For TPP, this is a major milestone after many years of advocating the vision of connected healthcare.
“For users, it’s a great benefit as the integration links the majority of GP records in the country. Clinicians using SystmOne will have all the data visible in one place, improving patient safety.”
Microtest also signed up to the MIG earlier this year, meaning more than 99% of UK GPs can share information.