Healthcare technology provider, TPP is the latest organisation to join the Professional Record Standards Body’s (PRSB) Standards Partnership Scheme.

By joining the scheme, TPP is committing to adopting standards for information sharing and will be joining Graphnet, which enrolled earlier this year.

The scheme connects the PRSB with health and social care digital system software suppliers with the aim of accelerating development, adoption and implementation of PRSB standards. The ultimate goal is to provide the foundations for interoperability within healthcare.

Ben Lawman, design and analysis lead at TPP, said: “We’re incredibly pleased to be joining the Standards Partnership Scheme and we plan to begin by looking at the following standards: eDischarge Summary, Emergency Care and Outpatient Letters.

“For us, these were key standards to focus on as there’s nowhere better to ensure commonality between providers and systems than at the point that a patient leaves the care of one service and enters the care of the next. This is where the work of PRSB is having the biggest impact. It is especially important that we ensure organisations can effectively transfer care in support of the more integrated pathways that we expect the ICS model to drive”.

TPP provides critical clinical IT services to more than a third of acute mental health trusts plus over 2,600 GP practices worldwide. Its flagship product is SystmOne, which provides data flows into acute and emergency department settings. By ensuring all of the key information captured on SystmOne can be shared in a consistent manner it will improve the quality of the cross-organisational data flows.

PRSB CEO, Lorraine Foley, said: “It’s great to have TPP on board. The organisation exists to enable integrated care by making regular sharing of standardised data the norm, and that mission is exactly the reason why the Standards Partnership Scheme has been established.

“Working in partnership with TPP through scheme will contribute towards the delivery of digital benefits to care that all of us have long sought.”