Defining an Open Digital Platform

There has been growing global interest in the concept of an Open Digital Platform for health and care based on open standards.

We have produced a document called “Defining an Open Platform” to make the case for open platforms and lay out a blueprint for an open platform architecture at a level of detail that would allow any willing party to build a first generation implementation of an open platform that would be interoperable with any other. Our proposal is based on HL7 FHIR, SNOMED-CT, IHE-XDS and openEHR and draws on pioneering work globally and in the UK that have proven how these standards can be used to build an open platform.

The document was launched at EHI Live on Tuesday 31 Oct in the NHS Digital Theatre at 09.30 and is available to read here.

We welcome your comments and feedback on this document which you can send via the Community Innovation Portal here