Upgrade of Data Architecture
Working closely with a Government client and their main supplier, Applied Informatics upgraded the data architecture of a large scale SOA implementation centred around a client case and financial management system. A single platform independent data model was developed to provide a common vocabulary and support:
- system development,
- Management Information reporting and
- generation of outbound correspondence.
In addition, Applied Informatics designed and implemented process improvements and worked with the client to assure the data aspects of the solution design.
Integration Capability Design
Working closely with a rapidly expanding software house in the healthcare sector, Applied Informatics provided the expertise required to implement the messaging interfaces to and from the NHS Personal Demographics Service. Additionally, Applied Informatics specified the service contract and message content for an interface provided to service users, and an interface to a billing solution.
Canonical Data Model Development
Applied Informatics worked closely with the Department of Health body responsible for the NHS national IT infrastructure to develop canonical data models to support message-based communication between local and nationally provided systems.
The models were designed to conform to the HL7 international messaging standard for healthcare and have now been approved for widespread use.
Data Standards Adoption and Adaption
Applied Informatics worked closely with the Department of Health body responsible for maintaining and developing the NHS national infrastructure on the adoption and adaption of a number of international standards to promote healthcare system interoperability.
Working and liaising with a range of Standards Development Organisations, subject matter experts and NHS stakeholders, Applied Informatics’ key role was to assure the appropriate adoption of each standard and ensure that where necessary, any adaptions were consistent with the intended purpose of the standard.