The new secretary of state for health and social care has placed interoperability at the heart of his vision for the NHS. So is the long-standing nut of information sharing between systems about to be cracked? Jennifer Trueland investigates.
In the vision of the new secretary of state for health and social care, Joe McDonald spies an opportunity to address an old dilemma.
An analysis of health IT data in the US suggests that the country is approaching a ‘turning point’ in the implementation of interoperable standards.
Matt Hancock has published a tech strategy founded on open standards, innovation and encouraging local choice with a move away from reliance on mega-suites. But it’s going to be tough to square this with the current centrally-directed global digital exemplar programme, argues Digital Health editor Jon Hoeksma.
Bristol City Council is using a Care Connect FHIR API to link its substance abuse management system with the city’s shared care record programme.
The comprehensive commitment can be seen as the most significant interoperability move yet by a major supplier operating in the UK health and care market.
Last week Matt Hancock gave his most detailed speech yet on how he intends to help ensure health and care services become digitised. There was plenty of tough talk on enforcing interoperability standards. It is certainly an important and valuable pledge but, reflects Digital Health editor and founder, it’s far from a new one. Will things really be different in the age of Hancock?
Matt Hancock shadowed front-line staff during an overnight shift at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and said he was stuck by the lack of technology.
STPs will be expected to support a move to a standard electronic patient record system across all regional organisations under the HSLI programme.