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About the Interoperability Toolkit - ITK

The Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) is a set of national standards, frameworks and implementation guides to support interoperability within local organisations and across local health communities.

The ITK is not a piece of software; it is not a product which is downloadable from this website.

Over the years, the NHS has experienced a market where individual application vendors have developed bespoke interfaces or variations of standard interfaces. The NHS is faced with a situation where attempting to integrate applications is overly complex and increasingly expensive.

The ITK is targeted at reducing this complexity and therefore expenditure by introducing a unified specification for system interoperability within the English NHS.

 

By publishing a series of common specifications and then by policing the deployment of those specifications through the ITK accreditation scheme, the ITK will bring a level of standardisation to the market.

Now at Release 2 the current specifications and supporting documentation of the ITK, including the Trust Operating Model can be downlaoded from TRUD

http://www.uktcregistration.nss.cfh.nhs.uk/trud3/user/guest/group/0/pack/13

To access the specifications you will need to register and subscribe to the various sub packs within the release.