INTEROPen Publishes CareConnect Guidance

CareConnect Guidance for Developers and Provider Organisations

CareConnect FHIR profiles and Transfer of Care specifications are now ready for First of Type implementation, with the CareConnect API following soon!

The term “CareConnect” – coined by HL7 UK – has become a recognised “brand” describing UK interoperability assets. These may be vendor-led, NHS Digital-led, or curated by members of the INTEROPen community. The INTEROPen FHIR curation process exemplifies the application of our values of openness, transparency and collaboration.

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Transfer of Care BETA Technical Specifications now published

The BETA versions of the Transfer of Care message specifications are now published; these are sufficiently mature to enable suppliers to development against. There are no plans to change the specifications other than to react to defects reported by implementers. The specifications can be found here
The Transfer of Care FHIR messages will use the ITK3 (Interoperability Toolkit) specification available here.  

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FHIR Engine: Using FHIR to Manage Events in Child Health

Philip Graham, Digital Programme Lead for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Partnership attended the May 2018 INTEROPen Board to present a paper on a prototype Events Management Service (EMS) which he and his team have been developing. This service allows systems that capture clinical data, such as maternity, GP, health visiting, school nursing, A&E, etc. to publish or send events in real-time to a middleware service, the EMS.

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