This declaration urges collaboration between the healthcare, financial and technology sectors to reach consensus on a unified approach to interoperability standardisation.
The interoperability of electronic health records is urgent and critical to the safe, effective continuity of care for patients and for prevention. Interoperability, based on internationally adopted standards, is needed worldwide for public health protection, drug and vaccine development and to accelerate the benefits of digital health innovations, particularly AI. The UK’s Open Banking and FinTech revolution proves that an open interoperable solution for systems and data is the catalyst:
We call on governments and policymakers to engage with industry, health and care professionals, citizens and patients’ representative bodies, to prioritise an Open Health and Accessibility standard, thereby ensuring that interoperable products and services are rapidly deployed, and deliver benefits to patients, health systems, science and industry.