A draft version of a ‘Standards and Interoperability Strategy’ has been published by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI). This paper has been commissioned by the Transformation Directorate at NHS England and NHS Improvement to aid in the Consultation process. The NHS Transformation Directorate is looking to engage colleagues and healthcare stakeholders in line with a common goal: “to drive innovation at scale in order to improve health and care for people and support staff”.
Five points to drive adoption are included: to define a model care record, to define the architectural approach, to make it easier to implement standards, to manage standards as a product and to make it commercially attractive to develop standards-compliant software.
The paper entitled ‘How Standards Will Support Interoperability’ seeks to provide solutions to current challenges and further details on the strategy are due to be released at the end of this month. Virtual focus groups with stakeholders and online surveys are expected to be held in May, forming part of the Consultation.
This strategy should to be considered in conjunction with the Data Saves Lives: Reshaping health and social care with data and the forthcoming Data Architecture Strategy, as a fundamental building block to help achieve both.
Find the full draft paper here.