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INTEROPen turns to members for funding as NHS Digital pulls back

September 2019,

INTEROPen is switching to a membership model following NHS Digital’s decision to cease funding the group.

From 2020, INTEROPen, a supplier-led interoperability group tasked with promoting open data standards across healthcare, will begin asking vendors to pay an annual membership fee.

Membership fees will be banded according to the size of the supplier. Care provider organisations – such as NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups as well as sustainability and transformation partnerships – standards bodies, arms-length bodies and very small vendor organisations will be granted free membership.

INTEROPen said the new arrangement would give it more freedom to tackle the interoperability priorities of healthcare organisations and address the limitations of being funded through a national organisation.

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