In an increasingly complex healthcare landscape, the ability to provide timely and accurate information at the point of care has become vital. It can save time for busy clinicians by enabling clinical decision making backed by the latest information and delivering better experience for the patient and improved outcomes all round.
To achieve this, information needs to flow with the patient between different organisations, often using different systems. The safety and security of this sensitive information requires the adoption of standards that will enable interoperability.
Using industry standards that sit at the heart of the NHS, interoperability strategy like FHIR are essential to delivering truly connected healthcare. The information models and APIs developed using this standard provide a means of sharing health and care information between healthcare providers and their systems in any care setting.