Standards Partnership Scheme off to a great start!
New: Partner blogs
Date: 21 July 2021
A series of new blogs are being created relevant to the Quality Partner Scheme. This first one is from Cerner and is about Standards and the Journey to Interoperability.
“We started working with PRSB on small deliverables, such as workshops and supplier events. We were impressed with the truly multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach that placed the patient at the centre. As we continue to develop and enhance our UK workflows and patient journeys, the importance of aligning to PRSB guidance and recommendations is clear. “
Second workshop for Partners on shared care records a success
Date: June 30
In the middle of June we welcomed our Partners to the second in our series of workshops.
The lunchtime event provided an overview of the current national perspective on shared care records from John Farenden, Senior Lead for Shared Care Records at NHS England and NHS Improvement.
John talked about transformation of health and care being underpinned by three main aims; digitising existing information and services; ensuring that information is accessible and can flow in an efficient, connected way; and the creation of transformed approaches that deliver greater efficiency, productivity and better outcomes for people. With foundations of common standards, the shared care record is built on digital systems across all health sectors and social care – the life to death record of the individual’s interactions with the health and care system. John shared his perspective on the drivers for change, the future state of shared care records and what’s required to deliver the NHS’s aim of the introduction of a minimum shared care record in all systems used by the 41 Integrated Care Systems in England by September 2021. Sharing care records that ensures integration across products and services is based on conformance to standards.
Our second presentation was from Sandip Kaur, Data Architect for PRSB, who talked about progress of the logical model for the PRSB’s core information standard for shared care records, mapping to technical specifications and the work involved in publication of the core information standard version 2 at the end of June 21.
Finally, Monica Jones, Executive Lead, Yorks & Humber Care Record, gave us a local perspective on implementation of the shared care record. Monica outlined the progress they’ve made in delivering innovative solutions and tools to meet the region’s vision of connecting care information to improve outcomes and experience for people using the latest interoperability and data standards. Monica talked about the successes and challenges they have experienced working towards connecting with social care by September 2022 and having all organisations connected by 2024.
Interesting discussion followed the speakers’ sessions and all participants fed back that they would like to know more about progress in delivering shared care records. The PRSB’s timetable of coming workshops and masterclasses was shared and the request for suggestions for future workshop topics was responded to positively.
The next Partner event is on 22 July when our topic will be the Standards Route Map. It should be an exciting and informative session and provide a chance for partners to learn and share their views about standards for development. If you’re a Partner and would like to attend but haven’t received an invitation yet, please email email@example.com
PRSB is working with our Partners on how to sensibly assess the Core information standard given its unique characteristics. Find out more at Core information V1* – PRSB (theprsb.org)
PRSB is pleased to announce that the launch of our partnership scheme has been very successful, we are delighted to have had great uptake.
Date: 30 May
Nourish Care, which provides smart management technology for health and social care, has been awarded Quality Partner status for demonstrating conformance with our standard for Digital Care and Support Planning, working towards a more joined-up care system. Some of the vendors who have recently become partners include Cerner, Interneuron, Healthcare Gateway and RIVIAM Digital Care. Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS FT have joined as early adopters to our local organisational offer.
PRSB’s Quality Partnership scheme is supported by NHS and social care system leaders. Becoming a Quality Partner or Partner sends a strong signal to customers and all stakeholders that they are at the forefront of the drive towards conformance to standards and digital information sharing between systems in the NHS and social care. The two levels of partnership are differentiated by assessment of standards conformance. All partners benefit from access to standards and guidance, a series of webinars, regular briefings and the opportunity to be involved in and influence our consultations and development of new standards.
Speaking about the Quality Partner award, Nuno Almeida, CEO Nourish Care, said: “Working to meaningful open standards has potential to positively impact quality and consistency of care, but will also unlock interoperability, opening up more integrated and collaborative models of health and social care. PRSB’s care record and sharing standards will be key to this transformation. PRSB Quality Partner accreditation recognises Nourish’s commitment to this journey and the future of digital as a key aspect of health and social care integration. It gives our extensive community of care providers the confidence to accelerate the appropriate application of the standards in practice – whilst recognising the uniqueness of every care setting.”
RIVIAM Digital Care’s Managing Director, Paul Targett, said of becoming a Partner: “Interoperability has always been at the forefront of RIVIAM’s agenda. By ensuring RIVIAM’s care coordination and collaboration services conform to PRSB’s nationally agreed information standards, we have a robust and solid foundation upon which our services can be configured to meet our customer’s individual needs helping them innovate new models of care, transform and respond to today’s pressures.”
We look forward to working with our new Partners over the coming months. If you’d like to know more about the scheme, we’d be pleased to talk with you. Contact us now.