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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 
AccuRx Ltd accuRx 1.0 EMIS
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
AT Tech EZ Analytics TPP
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
Capri Healthcare v-Consult TPP
CareIS Apollo Valida DS TPP
Cerner HealtheIntent EMIS
Convenet Convenet Platform TPP
Convenet Convenet Platform EMIS
Convenet Convenet Platform Vision 
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 
Edenbridge APEX EMIS
Engage Health Systems Engage  TPP
Evergreen ELG 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
Healthcheck Services Keito K9 TPP
Healthera Ltd Healthera EMIS
Healthera Ltd Healthera TPP
Informatica (BMJ) Audit+ EMIS
Informatica (BMJ) Front Desk EMIS
Informatica (BMJ) Front Desk Vision 
Informatica (BMJ) iCAP Contract+ EMIS
Innox Trading Limited Chemist 4 U API Services TPP
iPlato MyGP EMIS
iPlato MyGP TPP
Jayex Enlighten TPP
MBBM Healthcare Technologies MBBM EMIS
MedAdvisor Welam UK Day Lewis App TPP
MedAdvisor Welam UK Day Lewis App EMIS
MedAdvisor Welam UK MedAdvisor App TPP
MedAdvisor Welam UK MedAdvisor App EMIS
Medicalchain.com Ltd MyClinic.com EMIS
Medicinechest Limited Medicinechest EMIS
Medidata Exchange Limited eMR1 EMIS
Medidata Exchange Limited eMR1 TPP
Medloop Medloop Patient V1  EMIS
Medloop Medloop Doctor V1 EMIS
Medloop Medloop Doctor V2 EMIS
Metabolic Healthcare Echo EMIS
Metabolic Healthcare Echo TPP
Mondago UC 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
Omron Healthcare Hypertension Plus EMIS
Omron Healthcare Hypertension Plus TPP
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
Quicksilva Characx EMIS
Redwood  Practice Plus EMIS
SpectraAnalytics PATCHS TPP (PFS)
SpectraAnalytics PATCHS TPP (Trans)
SpectraAnalytics PATCHS TPP (Bulk)
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 TPP
Total Billing Solutions GP-Billing TPP
Tower Hamlets Endeavour EMIS
Tower Hamlets Endeavour TPP
Tower Hamlets Endeavour Vision 
Umedeor uMed Life Science Platform  TPP
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: 7 September 2021 2:50 pm