Leading healthcare software provider, Advanced, has officially signed up to techUK’s Interoperability Charter.
The Charter is part of a model to transform the traditional boundaries between primary, secondary, community and social care. By signing up, Advanced is committed to ensuring that its information systems are enablers of change to support integrated care. Advanced will achieve this by committing to five key principles:
- To make available to other suppliers, the NHS and local authorities, the technical specifications of interfaces without charge.
- Where there is customer demand to agree to co-operate without charge with other suppliers in developing interfaces.
- To not reinvent the wheel and use internationally recognised standards where relevant.
- To only charge reasonable and proportionate fees to the end user organisation for Licensing, Implementation and Support services required for the interfaces.
- Where new interfaces or enhancements to existing interfaces are required, to not charge twice for the same software development.
George Thaw, Managing Director of Advanced (Health & Care), comments, “We are pleased to have signed up to techUK’s interoperability Charter, which demonstrates our commitment to be part of the information revolution that will radically change the way services are delivered to the NHS.
"We have a long history of supporting and encouraging interoperability so being part of the charter was a natural fit for us."
The voluntary Charter, which is supported by NHS England, has been developed by tech UK’s Health and Social Care Council.