NHS Interoperability Toolkit (NHS Connecting for Health)


The quality and efficiency of care is improved by sharing information between organisations. The NHS Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) supports the sharing of clinical information across organisational boundaries for the benefit of clinicians and patients.

“The Toolkit is a collection of specifications, implementation guides and related documents, to bring consistency to system integration within the NHS. Integrated Care and interoperability feature strongly on both the Health and Social Care Act 2010-12 and the NHS Information Strategy: the power of information“.

Read more: NHS Interoperability Toolkit. NHS Connecting for Health.

The Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) supports a growing range of topics including generic clinical correspondence; admission, discharge and patient transfers; integration of health and social care; telehealth; and clinical dashboards. The main sections (as of February 8th 2013) comprise:

It is hoped that CCGs etc. can add to the list of existing themes for potential interoperability, thereby improving local innovation and integrated care. The feedback page permits interested parties to contribute ideas for additional ITK themes.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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