At the recent interopsummit panel debate, it was announced that leaders of interoperability networks (C4H, HL7UK, techUK, PRSB, BCS, IHE, CCIO/CIO network, OpenEHR, NHS Digital, NHS England) have agreed to work to establish how they can come together under an umbrella group called INTEROPen, whilst keeping the INTEROPen T+C/values/purpose/aims.
INTEROPen request a HL7UK ballot on the draft INTEROPen CareConnect profiles(extensions and valuesets)
The Code4Health Interoperability Community Board endorsed this paper and its recommendations. FHIR tooling is not quite mature enough to drive the clinical engagement to help define clinical user requirements and use cases. This is an opportunity for members to share their initial thoughts on this paper. The NHS Digital team plans to initiate this in collaboration with community input. This should be an exciting project to help further popularise and engage clinicians and technician in FHIR.
A key aim of this project was to support faster development of UK standards for the exchange of health and care information in FHIR, drawing on existing work nationally and internationally and collaborating with the interoperability community to bring a greater focus on implementation of the standards.
Liam King has kindly volunteered to support INTEROPen’s work in a management capacity, helping to assist Paul Cooper from IMS Maxims.