The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has awarded its first quality mark for conformance to core information standards to Orion Health.

Achieving the PRSB Quality Mark shows that Orion Health and its early adopter sites can share information for care when and where it is needed. Healthcare professionals will have access shared care records that contain information critical to their patients’ care. In addition, patients won’t be required to repeat information as it will all be contained within the shared record.

Orion Health is the first supplier to achieve the PRSB Quality Mark for conformance with the Core Information Standard. To achieve this Orion Health’s shared care record was interrogated to ensure it captured and displayed vital information in accordance with PRSB standards.

Ben Wilson, product solution director for Orion Health, said: “We are delighted to be the first supplier to achieve conformance against the PRSB Core Information Standard.

“The standard defines a set of validated information that can potentially be shared between systems in different sites and settings, amongst health and care professionals using the service for the purpose of direct care. To ensure information flows through the system for the benefit of patients, we need to be focusing on interoperability standards; what data is required and how should it be shared.

“The Core Information Standard will advance these conversations. We will all be able to say: ’this is our common understanding of the information that needs to be shared in order to help drive operational efficiency and improve patient outcomes, so this is what we as an industry need to be sharing – now let’s work out the best way to do it. We fully encourage other suppliers in the industry to get an appreciation for the standard.”

Lorraine Foley, chief executive of the PRSB said: “As the first organisation to successfully navigate the assessment process for this standard, Orion Health has demonstrated that standardised shared care records are entirely achievable, and I hope the dedication they have shown paves the way for more innovators to follow suit.”

Earlier this year PRSB launched its campaign for About Me information sharing.