New Online Collaboration Site for Healthcare Professionals, Informaticians and Suppliers Launched

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Free to use, is helping Healthcare to save £millions In every hospital across the world, users, implementers, and providers of Healthcare business solutions face the same problems, most notably how to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs whilst at the same time ensuring that patient experiences and outcomes are improved. Helping to solve this problem - is officially launched today 5th April 2011.

The HealthICTPortal web application takes an evolutionary approach to the improvement of Healthcare through shared communities of interest. It has the unique approach of group-based collaboration services within a graphical Virtual Health Community. Early adopters are in the UK NHS (quote below).

The site brings together clinicians, nurses, commissioners, managers, informatics practitioners, and suppliers from around the world onto an intuitive platform which supports specialist group networking, knowledge sharing, and innovation thereby allowing niche communities and teams to create, share and improve upon best practice from the UK and around the world.

Often, there are teams working within their own authorities on a variety of initiatives to effect changes, but they are unaware of other teams around the country working on the same or similar work – thereby wasting time and money that could be channelled to provide better patient care - helps this goal and saves cost.

All services on the site are completely free to NHS and other Healthcare provider organisations. The majority of services are free to commercial organisations with only sponsorship and associated intelligence tooling to be paid for if required.

There are several user groups on the site at the moment. Most notable are the ones being run by the Department of Health Informatics Division (DH-ID). In summary, these are:

  • ITK – Interoperability Toolkit
  • CDSA – Clinical Data Standards Assurance
  • QIPP DTV – Quality Improvement Program, Digital Technology & Vision work stream

See what Nick Booth, Clinical Director of the Clinical Division; DH Informatics Directorate says.

“The Clinical Data Standards Assurance Programme (CDSA), which is part of the Clinical Division of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate (England), has a major role to obtain clinical and professional assurance for health and social care and to ensure clinical data standards are fit for purpose within NHS care record systems. This delivers real benefits for patients, clinicians and other health professionals.

  • CDSA has chosen to use HealthICTPortal as a space to help enable part of their vision of creating a community of practice to allow the sharing of knowledge and learning, and to help one another in the solving of problems in the creation of ‘Properly Formed Clinical Data’.
  • One of the first pieces of work that will be undertaken on the HealthICTPortal is the peer review of the ‘Care Planning Frameworks’, which have been developed by the NHS for use by the service in electronic clinical systems that support care planning.”

About the technology

HealthICTPortal comprises the following key functionality

  • Professional Networking – For individuals and organisations to create and manage network groups of interest.
  • Forums – Integrated into the Virtual Health Community and the Professional Networks, our forums provide places for you to discuss both public and private information with your peers and suppliers
  • A multi-media document and hyperlink repository - the Virtual Health Community to facilitate information exchange between healthcare ICT delivery personnel, suppliers, and independent bodies.
  • Events Calendar – Where everybody can submit their healthcare related event free of charge for listing in our global calendar.
  • A Supplier Zone for content providers to upload information, moderate comments, and view management and marketing intelligence related information

Not only do user groups benefit from the technologies provided by the site but equally importantly, they can cross-collaborate from within a single interface ensuring that work is not duplicated and that people are working towards a common agreed goal. This is turn maximises efficiencies and time to delivery and in the process minimising cost.

Company Information is a limited company registered in England & Wales. Information about our mission statement and management team can be found at in the about us page of

For further information please contact

Craig Brannan
Managing Director Ltd.
07899 795 325


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