Cayder, a Cmabio Company - Supporter of techUK's Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter

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Published on Jun 7, 2016

Integrated care is the 'Holy Grail' in health and social care – 'human-centred' rather than system-centred services improve the care and wellbeing of citizens, reduce the cost of service delivery and increase productivity in the NHS and local government. Yet, there is a lack of integration across care services – interoperability between information systems remains problematic and current approaches do not fit the needs of current policy or the aspirations of a rapidly evolving market.

Cayder is proud to have signed techUK's Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter to address this challenge. We are committed to ensuring information systems are a key enabler of integrated care.

As a signatory, Cayder adheres to making information systems more open and easier to integrate, to enable the free-flow of patient information between products and hence across the care continuum. In doing so, we are making a significant contribution to delivering the new models of integrated care set out in the Five Year Forward View that will radically transform the way patients are treated.
Find out more about teckUK's vision
The NHS is changing. Simon Stevens' Five Year Forward View proposes new models of integrated care that will radically transform the traditional boundaries between primary, secondary, community, and social care. techUK members that supply to the health and social care market welcome these changes and wish to make a meaningful contribution, by making information systems more open and easier to integrate, to enable the free-flow of patient information between products, and hence across the care continuum.

Our Vision for Interoperability (March 2015) sets out the changes to interoperability standards that are needed to deliver radical service transformation. Signatories to our Interoperability Charter, which symbolises the core principles outlined in our Vision document, are committed
to ensuring that their information systems are neither financial nor technical obstacles, but are the enablers of change in support of integrated care.

In September 2015 NHS England announced its support for techUK's Interoperability Charter. Inderjit Singh, Head of Enterprise Architecture, NHS England said: "We support the Interoperability Charter and the need for suppliers to provide open interfaces within and across care settings, and therefore will be directing organisations starting to plan their blueprint for interoperability to the Charter for their supplier partners."