Comtact Healthcare signs techUK's Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter



London, 22nd January 2016: Comtact Healthcare is proud to have signed techUK's Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter.

We are committed to ensuring information systems are a key enabler of integrated care.

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.

Comtact Healthcare is proud to have signed techUK's Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter to address this challenge. We are committed to ensuring information systems are a key enabler of integrated care.

As a signatory, Comtact Healthcare 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 doing so, we are making a significant contribution to delivering the new models of integrated care set out in the Five Year Forward View that will radically transform the way patients are treated.

To find out more about the principles in the Charter please visit techUK's website.