A scheme to visibly recognise and support vendors across the UK that are implementing professionally endorsed record standards has been launched by the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB).
The Standards Partnership Scheme offers a practical support programme which includes tailored workshops, briefings and guidance, as well as networking opportunities for partners to contribute and influence standards development and priority setting.
In exchange for an annual fee, organisations can also access responsive advice and guidance on implementing standards and learn more about our standards and future priorities from the experts who develop them.
Professor Maureen Baker, chair of the PRSB, said: “Clinical standards enable health and care professionals to swiftly access the crucial information they need to support the delivery of good quality, personalised care.
“Through our new partnership community, vendors will get the chance to work closely with clinical and professional leaders, system leaders and patient advocacy groups to make these standards work in action.”
Vendors that want to demonstrate organisational best practice and standards conformance will also be able to apply to be a Quality Partner.
These Quality Partners will be set an achievable bar for conformance with standards that are safe and deliver clinical value. The bar will move upwards over time as the system matures.
The scheme is designed to be developmental and will flex to meet the needs of different health tech organisations, no matter their size or level of digital maturity.
David Turner, chief technology officer at NHSX added: “At NHSX we work closely with the PRSB and other partners to drive the adoption of standards to support better care and improved interoperability.
“This new partnership scheme is an important contribution to developing a truly joined up health and care system. Now is the time for vendors, clinicians, social care workers to join forces and adopt standards for a future focused on better, safer and more integrated health and care.”
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