Better becomes a PRSB partner to implement our standards for better health and care outcomes

Better, a supplier of an open data digital health platform for electronic health records, has joined us as a partner to utilise PRSB’s expertise and conformance process to review, validate and improve its compliance with information standards.

Better explains that it has more than 30 years’ experience in the digital health sector, working to improve health and care by simplifying the work of care teams through accelerating digital transformation, underpinned by using accurate and consistent data. Their solutions have been used across multiple acute, mental health and community NHS Trusts as well as regional ICS deployments.

Demonstrating the value of an open data platform approach in delivering positive healthcare outcomes is Better’s stated priority.  They add that their focus is on supporting the key principles of personalised care that their customers want to deliver, including real time, seamless access to information at the point of care tailored, to the person or health and care professional accessing it.

Joining the Standards Partnership Scheme will allow Better to collaborate with our experts on best practice for implementing both existing information record standards and those that are being currently developed. Adopting information record standards supports a more person-centred approach to care, meaning that health and care organisations have autonomy and flexibility on delivering the best end-user experience for clinicians, people using health and care services, and carers.

Better is seeking to achieve full conformance against the Personalised Care and Support Plan Standard, ‘About Me’ and Palliative and End of Life Care Standard, given they’ve already implemented care planning across multiple Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and have so far self-assessed their adherence to PRSB standards for these implementations.

Ian Bennett, UK Solutions Lead at Better, said: “Better are delighted to join the PRSB Standards Partnership Scheme. A big part of being able to implement care planning across multiple ICSs at pace has been aligning to a common understanding of the clinical data to be captured and shared. This involved working with clinicians to utilise and adhere to PRSB’s standards. As a PRSB partner, we can further our collaboration with clinical experts that are curating these standards and validate our assessments of compliance to the standards.”

Lorraine Foley, CEO at PRSB, said: “Since the establishment of the PRSB, we’ve been working hard to raise awareness about the importance of information standards in health and care – and we are glad that more suppliers, such as Better, recognise their role. Our assessment team will be delighted to guide Better through our standards conformance journey and help them meet their clients’ needs.”

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