LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, 25 May 2016
As a signatory, Getz Clinical champions techUK's goal of developing integrated health and social care systems that are human-centred rather than system-centred.
The objectives of the charter are to improve the wellbeing of citizens, reduce operational costs and increase productivity in healthcare services, particularly in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom.
Getz Clinical's flagship product, Getz Clinical Cloud, is a perioperative information management system that integrates seamlessly with existing hospital systems to make it simple for hospitals to implement a range of tasks electronically.
'The current approach supports single vendor solutions where integration is not offered' said Mr Stephen Fitzgerald, Chief Information Officer of Getz Clinical. 'These rarely compare to systems offered by specialist providers. techUK's Interoperability Charter supports hospitals in selecting best-of-breed applications that integrate easily, improving healthcare for everyone.'
Getz Clinical is responding to legal and technology trends that are making medical records progressively more patient accessible, and that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) stipulates this requirement.
It has been shown that patient-accessible medical records potentially improve medical care in a variety of areas, particularly by enhancing communication between clinical staff and their patients.
Getz Clinical Cloud is operational in the UK's University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, seamlessly integrating with their Operating Room Management Information System and Patient Administration System.
As a signatory to the Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter, Getz Clinical is committed to making the technical specifications of Getz Clinical Cloud interfaces available to other suppliers, hospitals and local authorities, without charge.
'The Charter is a step in the right direction to solve this problem' said Mr Fitzgerald. 'Getz Clinical is committed to supporting healthcare improvements across the globe, and we look forward to working with other clinical software vendors to improve services and clinical outcomes for patients.'