PART 2 : THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF DATA INTEGRATION
SIN N°1 : GLUTTONY
1 / There are multiple clinical applications in acute trusts (an estimation of 40 applications)
2 / We count more and more applications and information sources identified for initiatives in diabetes, dementia, admission avoidance, quality/performance initiatives, mobile working, CQC/commissioner reports etc.
3 / Consequently the need to integrate all the applications and information for a single patient view, has never been so strong
1 / To connect these multiple apps, you need a hub and spoke integration solution and one that is easy to deploy
2 / This solution must facilitate a quick and easy way to add interfaces to all types of applications, data flows and new initiatives (without rewriting existing ones)
3 / You need a scalable solution, from the simplest data transformation to lining all your applications and data sources.
4 / We can also mention links systems from external organisations without point to point integration of every application and data source
SIN N°2 : GREED
1/ You need recognition that IT can drive clinical transformation rather than follow it
2 / You deserve a place on the board
3 / You want the new gear
1 / Clear upfront costs for licences, integration and support
2 / Capability to build your own interfaces, but with the full support of an established company
3 / A specialised interoperability and integration solution for healthcare that works with any application through compliance with standards