Silverlink’s Spine Message Handler (SMH) is now accredited for operation as an ITK-compliant Spine Mini Services Provider (SMSP).
Our SMSP is suited to the following types of application:
- Batch data quality improvement for demographics, e.g. obtaining or confirming NHS numbers, or retrieving the full PDS demographic record
- Real-time interrogation for the purpose of data quality improvement by systems such as integration engines
- User initiated querying, e.g. to confirm or obtain an NHS number when registering a new patient on a local system
The key benefit to system vendors of interrogating PDS via the SMSP interface into SMH is that NHS HSCIC do not require the solution to be put through a compliance process. HSCIC publish a self-certified approach called a Trust Operating Model that addresses clinical safety, operational readiness and Information Governance issues.
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