The initial commitment of INTEROPen is to the design and demonstration (via a connectathon) of structured data exchange using profiles based on the emerging FHIR standard, exchange of data being across seven health and social care domains in support of a patient’s care pathway.

The seven domains are:

  • GP
  • Mental Health
  • A&E
  • Community Nursing
  • Specialist Outpatient
  • Social Care
  • The citizen and their family

The connectathon is underpinned by the story of Michael, a person with alcoholism, and diabetes and their contacts with the various services, focusing on the need for real time up-to-date data exchange between systems in each domain.

The following documents were introduced at INTEROPen 4 and provide the story of Michael along with use cases for the connectathon: