Across healthcare there are a large number of computer systems and software applications being used. Through interoperability, we can help ensure information is shared between these different systems, so healthcare professionals have access to the information they need, when they need it.
Interoperability is the ability of different information technology systems and software applications to communicate and exchange data within and across organisational boundaries.
The interoperability of IT systems and applications within the NHS is seen as an essential requirement for the future, helping to enable information sharing between care services for more informed and timely care provision.
Locally, NHS Informatics Merseyside has been working closely with health and care services to support the development of a local digital roadmap. This aims to support the strategic vision of the Five Year Forward View and Personalised Health and Care 2020 by delivering safe and efficient ‘seamless’ care through the development of a joined up information exchange across health and social care services.
In order to create this information exchange, Informatics Merseyside played an instrumental role in coordinating the signing of an Information Sharing Framework and continues to work closely with health and care organisations to help identify, prioritise and optimise system interoperability programmes based on the strategic aims and objectives of each organisation.
Key features of our system interoperability work includes:
- Providing advice and guidance on information sharing and compliance.
- Analysing data utilisation and message flows.
- Technical appraisal and options analysis.
- Stakeholder engagement with clinicians, organisational leads and system suppliers.
- Research and evaluation.
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