Committed to interoperability and the cloud
The System C & Graphnet Care Alliance are adopting the FHIR interfacing standard to make easier the sharing of health andcare information and to stimulate digital innovation. The companies have launched cloud-based platforms which offer customers and authorised third parties a package of open APIs using FHIR-based standards. The APIs will be available in a rolling programme right across all Care Alliance products – including shared care records, child health, EPR, and social care solutions.
Graphnet’s cloud-based developer portal provides access to a comprehensive suite of open APIs to interact with theCareCentric shared record.
System C’s CarePlus was the first Child Health system to go live with the National Event Management Service (NEMS) using approved UK FHIR integration. NEMS enables parents and health professionals to access the same Healthy Child Programme information at the point of care.
The Cheshire Care Record, powered by Graphnet, used APIs to successfully connect to the award-winning NHS Digital National Record Locator, a digital capability allowing mental health crisis plans held by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to be visible to ambulance services across the country.
Liquidlogic was the first system to go live with NHS Digital’s Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) at Wirral Council. The interface supports real-time exchange of hospital admission and discharge notifications.
The next range of API packages will be for the Care Alliance’s EPR and clinical systems. We are progressively moving all our software to the cloud as we believe there are a number of benefits to our customers, including:
- Reduced capital investment requirements (no hardware to procure and commission and no hardware refreshes toconsider)
- Revenue models linked to actual daily infrastructure usage - you pay for what you use as infrastructure is scaled up or down according to need
- Performance is maintained as load and functionality increases
- Small-scale deployments that would be cost prohibitive locally are viable in the cloud. This liberates customers andmakes deployments viable for small-scale users such as nursing homes
- Cloud facilitates the sharing of data via APIs, encouraging innovative new apps and new uses
For more info, contact us or read how System C and Graphnet are delivering interoperable and cloud-based solutions to transform health and social care.