TPP has received Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) accreditation to send and receive clinical correspondence messages. SystmOne GP services can now receive these messages (e.g. discharge letters, ambulance messages) from other healthcare services such as urgent care.

The ITK is a Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) initiative. It’s a set of national standards, frameworks and implementation guides to support interoperability within local organisations, across local health communities. ITK uses international standards and is aligned with HL7 and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE).

This accreditation will enable SystmOne users to receive more messages electronically, ensuring timely and accurate receipt of information. As TPP has been working on a nationally recognised message, this will help to standardise clinical correspondence messages – allowing an increasing amount of services to send and receive relevant messages.

Accreditation is the first step in HSCIC’s Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) assurance process. This functionality is expected to be rolled out in November. TPP is already ITK accredited for sending and receiving 111 cases.