EMIS Health founds open standards group

25 May 2016

EMIS Health is a founder member of INTEROPen, a new industry group that is promoting the exchange of data across healthcare through open standards.

The company, whose clinical systems are used by 10,000 healthcare organisations across the UK, is among eight founding suppliers in INTEROPen. They have joined forces to focus on promoting the development of application programming interfaces, and organise connectathons that will help accelerate the use of open standards such as FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources).

EMIS Group’s chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon said: “In February this year, we were the first company to publicly commit to opening up access to our systems for any supplier within the NHS and social care, including NHS trusts. As an active member of INTEROPen, we look forward to working with other suppliers to free up movement of vital patient information within the NHS to enable more joined-up and informed care.”