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IM1 Pairing integration

Pairing integration is the process that allows suppliers to integrate their system with any principal clinical system through an interface mechanism.

Interface mechanisms enable separate systems to:

  • read patient information
  • extract information in bulk
  • enter data into the other system. 

You can find more information about each of the  IM1 interfaces by downloading a copy of the interface mechanism fact sheet

There are three existing suppliers, who providing the Foundation Solution set to meet the Foundation Capabilities on the Digital Care Services Framework, they each offer interfaces for consuming systems to integrate with, Cegedim (Vision), EMIS (EMIS Web) and TPP (SystmOne).

There are also several new suppliers who will provide the foundation set capabilities once they have completed the onboarding process for the Digital Care Services Framework.  

Each supplier of foundation capabilities must provide an 'interface mechanism' for use by 3rd party systems to support integration between the core providing systems and specialist applications, such as clinical decision,  support, patient facing services, document management or appointments.

Interface mechanisms enable separate systems to: 

  • read patient information
  • extract information in bulk
  • enter data into the other system. 

The interface mechanisms for the provider suppliers offer under the digital care services framework must comply with the authority requirements.

Any consuming supplier can apply to 'pair' their service with any provider supplier system.  

Process

Before you start the pairing process, you will need to complete a Supplier Conformance Assessment List (SCAL). As part of the application process. Your application will be assessed for compatibility against the provider suppliers' APIs and you will need to include some information about the product you are wanting to develop. We may also ask you to submit evidence to show you meet the SCAL requirements. 

You can request a copy of a SCAL, or learn more about the application process by the emailing the IM1 team.

When we have confirmed your product is compatible, you will be asked to execute a Model Interface Licence with each of the provider suppliers, this will cover your use of the provider suppliers' APIs. Once the Model Interface Licence has been executed by both consumer and provider suppliers, you will be given access to a test environment so you can develop your solution using the provider supplier guidance/documentation. 

 IM1 process flow

image of the im1 pairing integration process

 

Initiation

  • identify product
  • contact IM1 team
  • complete stage one SCAL with requested product information
  • provider supplier confirms if product is viable via API. 
  • complete model interface licence
  • access to provider supplier mock API

 

Unsupported Test Phase

  • develop using Pairing and Integration Pack (PIP)
  • work to fully complete SCAL in preparation for assurance

Supported Test Phase

  • once development is complete, request access to Supported Test Environment (STE), by submitting your fully completed SCAL
  • work directly with provider supplier to agree assurance approach

Assurance

  • SCAL reviewed and agreed by provider supplier
  • test evidence agreed or witness test undertaken
  • assurance accepted by NHS Digital
  • Model Interface Licence uplifted to include assured SCAL
  • Plan to Connect issued by provider supplier
  • live product rolled out to provider supplier estate 

Live

  • changes to product functionality or use case, are requested via the RFC, (Request for Change), process, to the IM1 Team.
  • provider and consumer suppliers attend the IM1 supplier forum

IM1 live suppliers

We have listed all the suppliers who have already completed IM1 assurance in the table below.  

 

Consumer supplier Product or system name Provider supplier working with 

121 Sync

Vpad1

TPP

Accenda Ltd

Gateway

EMIS

Accenda Ltd

Gateway

TPP

AccuRx Ltd

accuRx 1.0

EMIS

AccuRx Ltd

accuRx 1.0

TPP

AccuRx Ltd

accuRx 1.0

Vision

Advanced Software Ltd

Odyssey

EMIS

Advanced Software Ltd

Docman 10 (bulk)

Vision

Advanced Software Ltd

Docman 10 (Transactiona)

Vision

Apollo

SQL Suite

EMIS

Apollo

SQL Suite

TPP

Apollo

SQL Suite

Vision

Apollo

SQL Suite

Microtest

AT Tech

Dr IQ

EMIS

AT Tech

Dr IQ

EMIS

Avicenna Ltd

Manage My Meds

TPP

Avicenna Ltd

Manage My Meds

EMIS

Babble

Babblevoice

TPP

BlackPear

ERA

TPP

BlackPear

eSP

TPP

Boots UK

boot.uk/nhs

EMIS

Boots UK

boot.uk/nhs

TPP

Boots UK

boot.uk/nhs

Vision

C the Signs Ltd

C the Signs Ltd

EMIS

C the Signs Ltd

C the Signs Ltd

TPP

C the Signs Ltd

C the Signs Ltd

Vision

C7 Health

Easy refer v1.0 practice

EMIS

CareIS Apollo

Valida DS

TPP

Convenet

Convenet

TPP

Co-op (Dimec Ltd)

Co-op Health 

EMIS

Co-op (Dimec Ltd)

Co-op Health 

Vision

Co-op (Dimec Ltd)

Co-op Health 

TPP

CSharp

Patally

EMIS

CSharp

Patally

TPP

CSharp

Patally

Vision

Digi.me

Digi.me

EMIS

Digital Medical Supply (LIVI)

LIVI UK

EMIS

Doctorlink Limited

Doctorlink v1

EMIS

Doctorlink Limited

Doctorlink v1

TPP

Doctorlink Limited

Doctorlink v1

Vision

Engage Health Systems

Engage 

TPP

Evergreen

EGL App

EMIS

Evergreen

EGL App

TPP

Evergreen

EGL App

Vision

Gorgemead Ltd

myCohens

EMIS

Gorgemead Ltd

myCohens

TPP

Health Intelligence 

HI Hub

EMIS

Healthcheck Services

Keito K9

EMIS

Healthera Ltd

Healthera

EMIS

Informatica (BMJ)

Audit+

EMIS

Informatica (BMJ)

Front Desk

EMIS

Informatica (BMJ)

Front Desk

Vision

Informatica (BMJ)

iCAP Contract+

EMIS

iPlato

MyGP

EMIS

iPlato

MyGP

TPP

Jayex

Enlighten

TPP

MBBM Healthcare Technologies

MBBM

EMIS

MedAdvisor Welam UK

Day Lewis App

TPP

MedAdvisor Welam UK

MedAdvisor App

TPP

Medicalchain.com Ltd

MyClinic.com

EMIS

Medicinechest Limited

The Pharmacy Centre

EMIS

Medloop

Medloop Patient V1 

EMIS

Medloop

Medloop Doctor V1

EMIS

Medloop

Medloop Doctor V2

EMIS

Metabolic Healthcare 

Echo 

EMIS

Metabolic Healthcare 

Echo 

TPP

Mondago

UCC Client 

TPP

Monmedical Ltd (trading as Cinapsis)

Cinapsis

TPP

My Way Digital

My Diabetes My Way

EMIS

My Way Digital

My Diabetes Clinical Analytics

EMIS

My Way Digital

My Diabetes My Way

Vision

MyRightCare

v3

EMIS

MyRightCare

v3

TPP

Nurturey Limited

Nurturey

EMIS

Nurturey Limited

Nurturey

TPP

Nye Health

Nye v0.1 (Patient)

EMIS

Nye Health

Nye v0.1 (Transactional)

EMIS

Patients Know Best (PKB)

Personal Health Record

EMIS

Pharmacy 2U

P2U-IM1-V1.0

EMIS

Pharmacy 2U

P2U-IM1-V1.0

Vision

Qrypta 

Swiftly

EMIS

Redwood 

Practice Plus

EMIS

Storacall

Surgery Connect

TPP

Targett Business Technologies

RIVIAM Citizen Portal

TPP

TCR Nottingham 

Censura, (Healthchecks)

EMIS

TCR Nottingham 

Censura, (Reporting)

EMIS

Total Billing Solutions

Medibooks/GP-Billing

TPP

Tower Hamlets

Endeavour

EMIS

Tower Hamlets

Endeavour

TPP

Tower Hamlets

Endeavour

Vision

Vision

Patient Services

Vision

 

Other services

Services available directly to patients have been broken down by system supplier. They can be accessed on the following links.

Last edited: 22 February 2021 2:39 pm