Ewan Davis explores whether the standards that we have so far have been developed sufficiently enough to achieve interoperability.
IHE is an initiative which promotes the use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 in order have better communications between systems.
The standards are for recording and sharing computer-readable information between hospital, GP and community-based services.
The standards ensure that records can be easily found when needed, particularly in an emergency and means patients won’t have to repeat information.
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NICE has created a set of standards to help developers and investors understand what evidence is required to introduce their product into the NHS.
Sarah Wilkinson also praised health and social care secretary Matt Hancock during her keynote speech at the UK Health Show, saying he ‘gets standards’.
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When holidaying in the US, Richard Corbridge was confronted with the classic problem of two countries separated by a common language. It’s a situation he also sees in digital health – and the chief digital and information officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust argues it must be addressed if integrated care is to become a reality.
The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) and Digital Health Networks have launched a partnership to support NHS and social care leaders in the digital transformation of health and care.
Professor Maureen Baker, the chair of the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB), has endorsed renewed efforts to increase the use of e-prescribing in secondary care.
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The Professional Record Standards Body has echoed NHS Digital’s chief nurse Anne Cooper’s call for nurses to have a shared electronic language.