Spine Messaging Handler (SMH) is an innovative messaging product developed by HealthMotive for healthcare solution providers looking for easy, swift and secure access to patient demographic information and NHS numbers from the Spine.
SMH is a flexible off-the-shelf solution that enables any system to communicate with the NHS’ Personal Demographics Service (PDS). SMH was recently accredited as an ITK-compliant Spine Mini Services Provider (SMSP) by the Health and Social Care Information Centre; allowing organisations which use it to bypass the need for accreditation of their own systems.
SMH’s cross-platform architecture allows for easy deployment, low maintenance, and long term use. The product offers: batch or real-time access to Spine data; use with either an embedded or external database; cloud-hosted or locally deployed options; low resource requirements; and per-transaction or per-installation licencing models. In addition, SMH is the first SMSP accredited for multi-tenanted use, meaning that multiple organisations can use a single instance.
HealthMotive Director, Mr Paul Richardson, stated that “SMH is the first specialised standalone NHS Spine messaging system that’s orientated towards healthcare solution providers. The solution can be easily deployed into any system, and is very low maintenance.”
HealthMotive not only offers easy deployment but also great tech support. SMH is developer friendly and has drop-in client libraries that support Java, PHP and .Net. An online instance of SMH is already available for developers to test configurations and HealthMotive plans to launch an online developer portal in the near future. HealthMotive also actively provides ongoing training and support to solution providers.
Mr Richardson noted that “the combination of our client libraries and being able to access a test instance of SMH online make it extremely easy to integrate any system with PDS – all that’s required are two lines of code.”
In 2011, building on an already successful relationship with Silverlink, HealthMotive licensed the rights to certain elements of SMH’s IP from Silverlink Software Ltd and has added two significant capabilities to produce a universal, off-the-shelf solution: an SMSP interface and support for the electronic transfer of prescriptions messaging (ETP). Mr Richardson explained; “the best way to put it is that while the solution has a heritage with Silverlink, HealthMotive has really taken the technology forward as an independent value-added-reseller.”
For more information on HealthMotive and their healthcare solutions, please visit http://www.healthmotive.co.uk/spine-mini-services-provider.
HealthMotive is a healthcare solutions company that focuses on providing the tools for other healthcare systems companies, e.g. PAS vendors, to connect to the NHS Spine. Their Spine Message Handler product is a mature, cross-platform component that is used for Choose and Book, PDS, electronic prescriptions and pathology messaging. HealthMotive consists of highly experienced healthcare informatics professionals that are trained to cater for all business or clinical needs.
For more information visit: www.healthmotive.co.uk.
SMH is based on IP licensed from Silverlink Software Ltd.