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Integrating Health and Social Care:Towards a Standards-Based Approach

HL7 UK Technical Committee Working Meeting


Tuesday 12th April 2016


Sloane Suite, Millennium Hotel, 17 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9NU




Integrating health and social care is high on the agenda for NHS, local government and central government. What needs to underpin integrated care services is appropriate information sharing - and this depends upon integrated technology. This is a world where many technology providers cooperate and collaborate, to create a seamless, affordable way to easily share digital health records and data.

As the title of our event says, integrating care, from a technology perspective, requires a vendor-neutral, standards-based approach. This means that solutions, such as Electronic Patient Record (EPR) or Case Management systems, must embrace standards and enable Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to become readily available to all stakeholders, including patients and service users, engaged in integrating care.

Appropriate information sharing has been identified as a key way to improve care for those who need it, and to move to new ways of working that deliver more effective care for every pound spent. This event aims to initiate the way forward to achieve this in a timely manner with all stakeholders engaged.


Andrew Fenton, Social Informatics Strategy Lead, Department of Health
Planning for Social Care, Informatics and Digital

Ann Wrightson, Digital Health & Care Alliance (DHACA)
Health and Social Care Integration for, at, & with patients, carers & service users

Iain Carpenter, Clinical Chair, PRSB
Professional Record Standards Body for Health and Social Care

Ian Turner,Chairman, Registered Nursing Home Association
Home Care Sector

Keith Strahan, Specialist Adviser to ADASS and Department of Health
Existing and Emerging Standards: Transfers of Care with Social Care

Workshop Questions






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