techUK’s Charter Committed to platform integration in healthcare
Belfast, UK – August 19th 2015 – TotalMobile™is proud to be one of the first companies to sign techUK’s Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter, which is committed to ensuring information systems are a key enabler in integrated care.
The voluntary Charter has been developed and ratified by techUK’s Health and Social Care Council, following input from the wider membership of the techUK Health and Social Care programme.
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.
As a Charter signatory, TotalMobile 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 putting its weight behind the Charter, TotalMobile is making a significant contribution to delivering the new models of integrated care set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View, which will radically transform the traditional boundaries between primary, secondary, community and social care.
“TotalMobile looks forward to working with techUK and the rest of the Charter signatories to address this challenge,” commented Colin Reid, Chief Executive of TotalMobile. “We are committed to ensuring information systems are a key enabler of integrated care, radically improving the way services are delivered across the NHS. Full interoperability is a key part of this.”
The Charter itself will be self-regulating. techUK’s role within the Charter will be to co-ordinate the development of the Charter, in terms of seeking supplier and stakeholder endorsement and providing regular update on support. In addition, techUK will work to engage with key stakeholders in Central Government, the NHS and Local Government to secure their commitment to the principles set out for the service providers.
For more details on techUK’s Interoperability Charter go to techUK
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups.
TotalMobile is a 30-year-old software provider which specialises in innovative mobile-working solutions for public and private sector field workers. Its solutions are especially popular in health, social care and local government, being ideally suited to frontline workers who spend much of their time completing tasks in the community. The fast-growing company has over 25,000 users around the world, with customers spanning the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America.
Crucially, TotalMobile mobile-working solutions are designed from the user’s perspective, and shield frontline workers from technology complexity. The software, now in its 5th generation, supports all major platforms including iOS, Android and Windows and works offline, so workers remain productive without a connection.
TotalMobile has a strong network of partners including Vodafone, Fujitsu, Civica, Capita and Serco, giving customers access to a complete, end-to-end enterprise-class mobile-working solution. More at www.totalmobile.co.uk
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