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What is an InterSystems Certified Partner?

An InterSystems Certified Partner is an organisation whose staff have achieved InterSystems certifications. The certification can be an essential element when working on interoperability partner programmes. We're interested in what the certification...

Practical issues to consider to achieve safe data sharing across an ICS

Information governance (IG) is a fundamental requirement for safe data sharing. While compliance with legislation such as the UK Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and the use of NHS security standards and...

NHS Interoperability Partnerships

Building Strong Interoperability Partnerships Throughout the NHS Ecosystem

The way individuals and organisations throughout the NHS and the wider care community have collaborated over the past 18 months has provided a clear future direction. We have seen the value of...

Interoperability: Best use of technology

How interoperability and open standards can help ICSs make the best use of technology

Given the pressure on services, no healthcare provider wants to risk disruption due to unnecessary IT change. Yet at the same time, the NHS digital agenda is progressing at pace. There is...

ReStart & Better data interoperability partnership

ReStart and Better announce partnership to improve data interoperability within the NHS

The partnership will help health and care professionals access the data they need, when they need it in real-time. ReStart and Better have signed a partnership to improve data interoperability between NHS organisations...

ReStart - Great North Care Record

ReStart Links North Tees and Hartlepool to the Great North Care Record

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (NTHFT) has partnered with ReStart to deliver integration into the Great North Care Record. To support the expansion of the shared care record across the...

ReStart - Data priorities in the NHS

Taking a Pragmatic Approach to Defining Data Priorities for an ICS

Effective data sharing – alongside partnership and collaboration – is fundamental to meeting the objectives of the NHS Long Term Plan. The way in which stakeholders across health and care communities look...

Reinforcing the Importance of Interoperability and the Shared Care Record

Interoperability is fundamental in successfully delivering shared-cared records for any Integrated Care System (ICS) aspiring to provide a truly patient-centred health and community care service. Add to those ambitions the inequalities and...

Adding Customer Visibility to IMX Integration Support

Over the past decade, integration engines have become a critical component within many hospital trusts’ interoperability strategies, underpinning the collaboration that is the priority for health and care providers. For clinicians, Trust...

Open interoperability with ReStart

Why an open approach to interoperability matters

Interoperability is often cited as a high priority for NHS IT leaders and seen as critical to data sharing. However, it can be a challenge to deliver. We recently spoke to Hannah...

Digital Health Rewired – what did we learn?

The recent Digital Health REWIRED 2021 virtual festival was an opportunity to come together to review the past year, share the lessons learnt during the pandemic, highlight concerns for the future and...

Creating the Best User Experience – why UX is essential for healthcare software

We all know the difference between a good and bad experience – and when it comes to software, the quality of the UX – or User eXperience – can have a massive...

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) chooses ReStart to provide interoperability solutions

Global Digital Exemplar South London and Maudsley has chosen ReStart as its interoperability partner to realise its digital transformation goals. ReStart will provide interoperability solutions and services from its IMX suite to...

ReStart & Insight partnership

Insight Partnership – Providing Tailored Interoperability at every level in the NHS

Whether you're looking to increase digital maturity, advance clinical programmes or share data across care settings, ReStart’s partnership with Insight combines digital capability and clinical integration expertise to solve your interoperability challenges...

Integration expertise for Cerner Health Information Exchange (HIE)

We understand how difficult it is for hospital trusts across the UK to access all the relevant patient information they need at the point-of-care. We are excited to be working with NHS...

Join the digital health community at Rewired 2021, 15-19 March

ReStart is partnering with Digital Health Rewired 2021, 15-19 March, where some of the biggest names in health IT will offer inspiration and insights into tackling current and future challenges of digital...

The benefits of sharing data across an ICS

Health and care leaders across the NHS recognise that no single organisation can care for its population's needs alone. Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) have been designed to help health and care organisations...

Rhapsody Integration – Bring systems together seamlessly

Whether you are looking to migrate, upgrade or develop your Rhapsody integration engine, ReStart brings together your data through seamless integration. With over 30 years’ combined Rhapsody experience, we make interoperability simple;...

How to implement the Minimum Viable Solution of your Shared Care Record by September 2021

NHSX CEO Matthew Gould recently announced that all 42 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships/Integrated Care Systems (STP/ICS) organisations must have a Minimum Viable Solution (MVS) shared record in place by September 2021. There...

HSJ Partnership Awards - ReStart

Acknowledging Alliances and the HSJ Partnership Awards

This year the NHS has been under the most extreme pressure that it has faced in recent history. Resources have never been shared, or redeployed, to the extent they have been during...

Microservices and Shared Care Records NHS

Why microservices are the answer for shared care records

In our recent blog 'How to build a shared care record in less than a year' we discussed the core functionality required to implement a 'basic' shared care record within the September...

ReStart and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

ReStart’s Integration Expertise Provides Foundation for London Trust’s Digital Transformation

Flagship London teaching hospital Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) has confirmed ReStart as its implementation partner of choice, to support GSTT’s commitment to improving digital maturity and enhancing patient...

A Better Partnership to enhance patient safety with Electronic Prescribing and Medication Administration (ePMA)

Better Meds is an electronic prescribing and medication administration solution (ePMA) for the NHS.  We work with Better to configure, install, and integrate Better Meds with your existing workflows, PAS/EPR and other...

Business continuity in healthcare

Business continuity in healthcare – how to protect your data

Business continuity is essential for all organisations, in any industry. However, in healthcare business continuity arguably has a much higher level of urgency given that life and death decisions could be involved...

A new brand that echoes the service and support we deliver

The NHS is promoting even greater sharing of data to help manage the ongoing pandemic and backlog of everyday patient care. It is more important than ever that health and care organisations...

interoperability improves delayed discharges

How interoperability improves delayed discharges in healthcare

The latest NHS statistics (February 2020) show that there were 155,700 total delayed days of which 103,000 were in acute care. This is equivalent to an average of 5,370 patients. A delayed...

customer satisfaction survey

Customer satisfaction survey results September 2020

As an interoperability partner for health and care organisations, it is critical we do an outstanding job. Our customers, and the data we help them share, protect and view, is our number...

shared care records

Are shared care records just a pipe dream?

With the introduction of LHCREs (Local Health and Care Record Exemplars) in 2018, there was a sense the NHS was finally on course to overcome long time challenges to sharing health records....

infection control at Bedford hospital

Improving infection control by minimising paper in hospitals

Digital transformation and data driven collaboration has risen to the top of the NHS agenda during the Covid-19 pandemic. Day to day challenges, such as minimising the use of paper documents as...

What makes technical consultancy critical for interoperability in healthcare?

There are many different types of consultants, often specialising in a particular business area or specific industry sector. The most common and well-known category of consultancy within healthcare is management consultancy. However,...

upgrade integration engine

Ten signs that you need to upgrade your integration engine

For want of a better phrase, an integration engine is the backbone of your organisation; critical healthcare decisions and patient outcomes rely on the information transferred by it. With the world of...

Digital Transformation in the NHS

Digital Transformation in the NHS Webinar: ReStart’s View

On 1st July, Jon Hoeksma from Digital Health chaired a thought-provoking webinar on Digital Transformation in the NHS. The subject of the discussion was the National Audit Office’s (NAO) ground-breaking assessment of...

interoperability in healthcare

What is interoperability in healthcare?

A recent report from the US highlighted the importance of interoperability in managing the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst it is widely accepted that interoperability is key to the successful delivery of healthcare, it...

Covid data sharing

Building integrated healthcare during Covid-19

It has been widely documented that Covid-19 has accelerated integrated care across the NHS. Here’s an interesting article from The Northern Care Alliance demonstrating that an integrated infrastructure for service design and...