Mayden awards contract to HealthMotive for NHS Spine integration software

23 September 2014

Cloud solution developer Mayden has entered into a contract with healthcare systems developer  HealthMotive to incorporate HealthMotive’s Spin Messaging Handler (SMH) product into Mayden’s product offering.

This follows the recent accreditation of SMH as a formally accredited ITK-compliant Spine Mini Services Provider (SMSP) by the UK Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), meaning that healthcare software vendors and end-user organisations which use SMH as an SMSP can bypass the need for accreditation of their own systems for use in the NHS.

The SMSP service will allow Mayden to quickly and securely access patient demographic information and NHS numbers from the NHS Spine — a set of national systems and services — without organisations having to be individually accredited. This agreement is the largest contract to date involving this type of specialist Personal Demographics Service (PDS) integration software, with Mayden’s IAPTus product alone serving over 90 NHS trusts.

HealthMotive assisted Mayden in transferring from their previous supplier’s SMSP to the new service. The tightness of the ITK specification means that transferring between SMSP vendors is a matter of ‘plug-and-play’.

Mayden chose to enter into a contract with HealthMotive for two main reasons: lower costs and greater flexibility in terms of both the technical solution and the licensing options. Operations Director at Mayden, Chris Eldridge, explains ”HealthMotive offered us the flexibility we need to ensure that we can build SMH into our range of existing products, and gives us confidence that we can add value to future Mayden systems by making this option available to new clients.”

 HealthMotive is currently developing their SMH product offering by incorporating two further SMSP extensions to allow customers to query other UK national databases such as the Child Protection – Information Sharing Project (CP-IS) and the Summary Care Record. According to HealthMotive Director, Paul Richardson “these further extensions will underpin SMH’s credentials as the ‘Swiss army knife’ of Spine connectivity; an indispensable tool for any healthcare system vendor.”

Source: HealthMotive


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