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Accelerating the Development of Open Standards: The Journey to Interoperability with University Hospital Southampton

Accelerating the Development of Open Standards: The Journey to Interoperability with University Hospital Southampton

Higher education institutions are often the gate keepers of huge volumes of data, ranging from student and staff data, to research data. Unfortunately, managing, accessing, sharing, and protecting this vast amount of data, and connecting the multiple siloed systems in which it is stored, presents a significant IT challenge.

With the amount of information higher education institutions collect only increasing, overcoming these difficulties by implementing tried and tested best practice should be a priority for university IT teams. This means not only looking at what other higher education institutions are doing right, but also looking to those excelling in data management outside of the sector. With parallels between higher education and the healthcare sector, taking inspiration from how hospitals and trusts handle and integrate data, and adopting the relevant interoperability standards is a good starting point. Read more...