Industry-led interoperability coalition, INTEROPen, has signed up as an official Digital Health Rewired partner for the third time in as many years.
The UK’s best health IT event returns in 2021 as an exciting five-day virtual festival celebrating the very best of digital health, 15-19 March 2021.
Kicking off Rewired 2021 will be the new Interoperability Summit on day one. INTEROPen will help deliver a programme that will combine industry and NHS examples of best practice.
David Hancock, co-chair of INTEROPen, said: “With its rich selection of topical talks and panel debates, Rewired offers a valuable opportunity for tech suppliers and the service to showcase developments and examine approaches to help speed up the adoption of interoperable solutions.”
INTEROPen’s current focus is on driving adoption by offering a series of hackathons. This year has already seen a Medications Interoperability and a Digital Access hackathon, with a two-day event focusing on Care Plans scheduled for this December.
Helen Young, communications and engagement lead at INTEROPen, said: “We’re delighted to see interoperability as the opening theme of Rewired 2021. At each of our Hackathon events, developers come together to see what can be achieved when we set commercial interests aside and collaborate to deliver interoperable solutions that demonstrate how we can join up health and social care.
“We look forward to showcasing some of these truly outstanding solutions and sharing insights into how we can drive adoption to transform the patient experience.”
Significant progress around interoperability has been made in recent years, particularly on standards such as FHIR, but far more remains to be done.
Chris Marsom, head of marketing at Digital Health said: “Interoperability remains a fundamental challenge for digital leaders and their teams. INTEROPen’s relentless work in accelerating the development of open standards has no doubt played an important role in making significant progress in this area. We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with INTEROPen into Rewired 2021 next March.”
INTEROPen is an open collaboration of individuals, industry, standards organisations and health and care providers, who have agreed to work together to accelerate the development of open standards for interoperability in the health and social care sector.
Get your ticket for Digital Health Rewired 2021 to join the must-attend virtual festival celebrating the best of digital health and care, taking place across 15-19 March 2021.
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