MIG powers many of the leading HIE solutions

We partner with the top five HIE solutions listed in the 2018 NHS interoperability report.

The NHS Interoperability 2018 report from US-based healthcare market research firm KLAS has revealed the leading HIE suppliers, which are supporting healthcare interoperability. Six of the eight suppliers referenced in the report have already partnered with Healthcare Gateway and its data sharing technology, the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG).

Peter Anderson, Managing Director Healthcare Gateway, said: “Effective interoperability is crucial to supporting sustainability within the NHS and the MIG is a solution of choice for leading healthcare software providers. More than 60 vendors are using the MIG as a real time engine for data sharing and we have a great track record in helping them overcome the associated challenges, existing across health and care. We look forward to studying the full report and will use the findings to inform future conversations with our sector partners.”

KLAS interviewed 141 people from 124 NHS organisations in England, including CIOs, CCIOs, CIOS, executives, consultants, IT directors and GP practice managers. Intersystems were named as the leading HIE with Cerner, Tiani, Orion, Graphnet, Docman, Microtest and Sunquest also named in the list.

The report also identified three major shortcomings in the England:

  1. Exchanged data is unstructured (25%)
  2. Cumbersome formatting (20%)
  3. Key data is missing (17%).

Structured or unstructured

The MIG has the ability to integrate systems using structured or unstructured patient data. Structured data is provided in an xml format, providing flexibility for the host application. To find more about please call 0845 601 2642 or email enquiries@healthcaregateway.co.uk.

The findings from the report were shared at a techUK event in London on Monday 25 June.