United by a common mission to improve interoperability across the NHS, INTEROPen has been working closely with NHS England, NHS Digital and techUK to develop a software Supplier Interoperability Questionnaire which, after much testing and tweaking, we now invite and encourage your organisation to complete.
This survey is not designed to judge or score software suppliers – its sole aim is to form a realistic assessment of where you, suppliers of IT software to the UK health and care sector, are today; what you are committed to delivering, the challenges you are facing, and the type of support you need
This is a real opportunity for you to make a difference – to voice concerns, shout about successes and let us know what you need.
The questionnaire is in two parts – please read the introduction to each part carefully. Part 1 asks more general questions around awareness of requirements as well as providing a chance for you to share details of products which support interoperability excellence via INTEROPen. Part 2 of the survey relates in more detail to functionality for each of the products or services that you support.
We hosted a webex to answer any initial questions you may have and offer guidance on completing the questionnaire. The deadline for survey submissions is 6th July 2018.
As this is a live online survey, we strongly recommend that you prepare in advance using the attached pdf previews of each part. Please note that some questions may require input from different areas of your organisation, and you may wish to include colleagues from your technical and communications departments in this preparation. We have also attached a Supplier Briefing Pack, prepared by NHS England, to help you complete this questionnaire.
Test feedback has suggested that you should allow 20-30 minutes to complete Part 1 and 1-1.5 hours to complete Part 2.
When ready, you can access the online questionnaire by following the links below. Your responses will only be saved once you have reached the end of each part and clicked ‘submit’:
At the end of each part, you will be asked whether you wish to submit another response (to provide details of another product) or edit your response. By clicking on the ‘Edit your response’ you will be directed to the unique URL for your response, which should be saved in case you wish to make further amends after submission. A copy of your responses will be sent to you on completion of each part.
If you have any questions at all, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We very much hope that you choose to take part in this important piece of work.