Epic partners with records standards body PRSB

Epic, the electronic health record supplier, has joined the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) supplier partnership scheme.

The move is said to support PRSB’s drive towards international standards and interoperability and to support PRSB to work with trusts using Epic to understand which standards are most important to them.

Epic becomes the latest partner to join the scheme, following EMIS Health joining earlier this month. The programme aims to support suppliers implement standards and undergo a conformance assessment to receive a PRSB quality mark.

“We’ve seen that industry collaboration to define interoperability standards improves adoption and leads to more efficient, cost-effective data exchange between healthcare providers,” said Alex Bendik, UK Interoperability Lead at Epic. “A shared commitment to industry standards and interoperability is critical to high-quality care. Our philosophy is that healthcare should be informed by each patient’s unique, longitudinal story.”

Lorraine Foley, PRSB CEO, added: “I am delighted to welcome Epic to PRSB. I couldn’t agree more with their philosophy of promoting collaboration and working closely with patients to drive forward interoperability in the quest for better care. We look forward to working with them to define and support the relevant standards.”

In October, HTN reported on PRSB publishing a report on information standards for pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community services.