The move allows US iPhone users to share their health record data with third-party apps from autumn, meaning developers can use data to create more personalised services.
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Company says the sign-off will open the door to more digital tools for patients.
Patients can now book and cancel GP appointments through a new feature launched on iPlato’s MyGP.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre is developing a set of open APIs for its NHS e-Referrals service, with plans to deliver the first interface by the end of the year.
England’s four principal GP IT system suppliers are committed to developing standard open APIs and are working on a plan detailing when they will be released, NHS England has said.
Principal GP system suppliers are backing the government’s move to require open application programme interfaces to encourage innovation in the primary care IT market.
An independent third party should be set up to help accredit third party suppliers to interface with principal GP IT systems, an Intellect Health and Social Care Council member says.