My name is Josh and I am just starting upon my journey down the rabbit hole, which is health IT.
I am working alongside a company that has developed an AWS cloud-based application, which observes a patient’s possibility of cognitive impairment. They are looking to integrate it with secondary care EHRs at the moment, however we are not 100% sure they would require to get a connection to HSCN.
From what we have gleaned, ‘HSCN is necessary to access NHS services’, therefore we interpret that as national Spine services and not necessarily trusts at a local level.
Therefore the question I ask is: Based on your knowledge of NHS IT, would you think a HSCN connection for a third party application would be necessary to integrate with a trust’s EHR system, with patient demographics being pulled/pushed? (or possibly desirable, as we move into a ‘less secure’ internet environment, as a safety net)