We have recently renewed our commitment to the Interoperability Charter for Health and Social Care promoted by techUK, the UK tech industry trade association, by becoming once again one of the first signatories.
The aim of the Interoperability Charter, which is voluntary, is to provide thought leadership as well as ensuring techUK members commit to adhere to its principles to ensure their systems become enablers of change and help drive the digital transformation of health and social care.
At CGI, we believe bringing together health and care data is the foundation on which to build new innovative models of delivering care to meet the biggest challenges facing the health and care sector:
- Supporting patients at home
- Allowing individuals to take more ownership of their health
- Supporting health and care works to access the right information at the right time to make the right decisions
- Helping to understand the capacity and availability of the system
- Supporting elective recovery
The Interoperability Charter is important because without a common and agreed set of standards in both the health and care and tech industries, we will struggle to achieve true interoperability. There are lessons to be learnt from other sectors, like the financial services where open banking has revolutionised the industry for the better.
We very much welcome and support wholeheartedly this initiative and look forward to getting involved.