Touchstone Health Solutions

Touchstone have been working within the UK Health environment for many years in both a public (NHS) and private Health capacity. We can and can provide consultancy, contractor resource or health solutions covering a wide range of Health areas.

Touchstone Systems has extensive experience within the NHS Connecting For Health (CfH, Formally named the National Program for IT (NPfIT)) program including working in a consultancy role within the program for some of the major suppliers and local service providers (LSPs). Touchstone consultants have sat on some of the national design and steering committees for the national program (MiM and Steering groups).

All of our work, including supplied products and contractor/consultancy resources are fully covered by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Touchstone can provide contractors and consultants with working knowledge of the following Health areas:

- Pathology and Radiology
- Requesting and Results Reporting
- HISS and PAS integration
- HL7 messaging including ADTs, Orders and Results
- Clinical Coding (PMIP and SNOMED)
- Health Document Capture (EDM, scanning, etc)
- Pharmacy Ordering and Stock Control
- Blood Tracking, Phlebotomy and Transfusion
- Positive Patient Identification
- Many other Health areas

Touchstone Systems is a member of HL7 UK, the body which manages the use of HL7 (Health Level 7) format messages for health system integration. It has used this knowledge to provide consultancy and contracting services to various trusts and organisations for health system development, system integration and quality assurance.

More information can be found on the NHS Health program for the UK and HL7 message formats used within the official HL7 UK web site.

Sources of additional information:

The background to CfH/NPfIT in the UK

The HL7 Uk official web site
The CfH/NPfIT web site
HL7 Messages and their use


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