InterSystems is the first to achieve accreditation for the Document Transfer Service Adapter service bundle
Eton, UK – 19th December 2011 – InterSystems today announced that the National Integration Centre and Assurance (NICA) Technology Office has awarded InterSystems Ensemble® full release 2.0.0 compliance on all its existing Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) specification service bundles, as well as a range of additional correspondence service bundles. Importantly, InterSystems is the first to achieve accreditation for the Document Transfer Service (DTS) Adapter service bundle, which will make it easier and cheaper for NHS Trusts to exchange information in support of the new community-based commissioning.
Hospital Trusts will be able to use the new DTS Adapter service bundle to speed up the transmission of information about patient episodes to general practitioners. The ITK release 2.0.0 standards support the transfer of all clinical correspondence within the NHS, including inpatient discharge summaries, outpatient and emergency department letters, reports from out-of-hours services, as well as other generic correspondence.
This achievement builds upon Ensemble being the first to attain an ITK accreditation from NICA in September 2010. InterSystems is the only supplier to deliver this breadth of ITK compliance, which highlights InterSystems’ commitment to driving the ITK initiative and the NHS’ “connect all” philosophy. The ITK compliant service bundles are available now and free of charge to over 42 existing NHS Trusts who use Ensemble, which is a seamless platform for integration and the development of connectable applications.
Using solutions with full ITK compliance enables Trusts to:
- Reduce the cost of integration
- Increase the flexibility of their IT infrastructure
- Innovate by connecting applications, appliances, and devices
Brett Marshal, Head of the NICA, commented: “InterSystems’ commitment to the ITK standards is self-evident. Trusts should ask all of their suppliers about their plans to make their solutions ITK compliant. Compliance will ease information flow between Trust departments, and national services including the Spine connected systems. This will lead to better care services that are cheaper to run.”
Jonathan Selby, UK & Ireland Country Manager at InterSystems, added, “Attaining ITK version 2.0.0 compliance for Ensemble with the new DTS service bundle gives our customers new options for process automation to improve services and save money. During 2012 it will be clear that those with ITK-based solutions have seized a clear operational advantage.”
InterSystems Corporation is a worldwide leader in breakthrough solutions for connected care with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 23 countries. InterSystems Ensemble® is a seamless platform for integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems Caché® is the most widely-used database in clinical applications. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics, and the creation of an Electronic Health Record on a regional or national scale. InterSystems DeepSee™ is software that makes it possible to embed real-time analytics capabilities in transactional applications. InterSystems TrakCare™ is a Web-based unified healthcare information system that rapidly provides the benefits of an Electronic Patient Record.
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