There’s no other way to put it – integrating to the NHS Spine is difficult and complex! There are numerous subsystems to connect to, each of which support multiple messages that have very complex HL7v3 XML payloads, and transported over a range of different message exchange patterns (MEPs) that have to conform to precise contract properties, encryption ciphers and authentication protocols.
That’s why many health and social care system vendors choose to use CareMotive’s flagship product, Spine Message Handler (SMH) to handle the complexity for them. SMH hides the complexity and exposes a simple interface to the end-user system.
SMH has been deployed in a wide range of environments; on various platforms, available computing resources, deployment and support models. We price based upon your specific situation and can apply per transaction, per instance or per organisation models, and we can bill you on your preferred interval.
SMH facilitates connection to the following NHS Spine services:
In addition SMH is certified as a Spine Mini Services Provider for compliance-free connection to PDS and CP-IS.
A Spine integration project usually involves the following phases, in which CareMotive will:
To help ensure your integration is successful and to ensure you gain Spine compliance we offer a Spine Compliance service. The activities undertaken as part of this work package are: