SynApps Signs Up To Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter To Ensure A Better NHS

Content management leader commits to ensuring health information systems become key enablers of fully integrated patient care

Maidenhead, UK, 5 January 2016 – Content management leader SynApps Solutions has signed up to techUK’s Health and Social Care Interoperability Charter in order to demonstrate its firm belief that integrated health and social care information systems are a key driver of better patient care.

As a signatory to the Charter, a voluntary commitment of key health IT vendors being organised by the trade group and representing the voice of the UK tech supplier community, SynApps commits to helping make its health IT systems more open and easier to integrate.

If enough leading vendors do that for the NHS, it will enable the free-flow of patient information across the care continuum, say Charter advocates.

That’s what SynApps, which has been helping NHS Trusts do just that with its standards-based clinical content systems, wants to see: in the last year alone, four major English NHS Trusts have committed to work with SynApps’s VNA (Vendor Neutral Archive) standards-based content management system, for example.

The move aligns with a long track record of openness from the company, which has been promoting open data and open APIs since its inception in the late 1990s. SynApps’ management team recognises the need to de-risk IT projects by accessing the power and scope of a wider, supportive Open Source community and using open standards that avoid vendor lock in, a particular concern for NHS organisations transitioning out of complex NPfIT contracts.

“We have witnessed huge demand for the standards-based VNA and Open Source solutions so we know that the best way to get to the fully digital NHS is by interoperable systems,” confirmed Mark Winstone, SynApps’ joint CEO.

“We strongly believe in the opening up of the NHS to the power of Open Source and open standards-based content management, as well as vendor neutrality, so critical to helping the NHS and achieving fully joined up health and social care,” he added.

To find out more about the principles in the Charter please visit techUK’s website here

About SynApps
SynApps is an independent services and solutions company specialising in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) technologies. Founded in 2003 by former Documentum services professionals, the company provides consultancy, implementation and support services for Alfresco and EMC Documentum, and has authored a suite of content integration solutions, ConXApps, that allow businesses to quickly maximise their investment in ECM technologies. Organisations across healthcare, government and commercial markets rely on SynApps solutions and services to capture and share knowledge more dynamically and efficiently.

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