The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has officially launched a scheme to help support the adoption and implementation of standards in healthcare.
NHS Scotland has signed a five-year agreement with GS1 UK to help drive the rollout of standards within provider organisations across the country.
The community pharmacy information standard has been expanded so community pharmacists and GPs can better support integrated care.
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A scheme which will visibly recognise and support vendors across the UK which are implementing professionally endorsed record standards has been launched.
New standards for integrating key health and social care information have been published to help ensure that services can provide more personalised care.
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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