Information for Health & Care Organisations
It’s acknowledged that the future of digital health lies in platform architectures where data is separated from applications via an Application Program Interface (API). This is the same technical approach that has enabled digital transformation in other sectors like travel, finance and retail
Currently the major vendors are building platforms or trying to reposition their legacy products as a platform often labelling them “open platforms” on the basis that they have “open APIs” (usually HL7 FHIR), but in reality this approach leaves data in a proprietary format preserving vendor lock-in.
inidus provides a genuinely open platform which is fully compliant with the Definition of an Open Platform published by Apperta (a not-for-profit Foundation with the remit to support the adoption of open standards across health and care). Our platform does not rely on lock-in of customer data. We aim to compete on the basis of quality, value and service rather than customer and data lock-in.
inidus are assembling a portfolio of applications from partners that run on an open platform, which we will deliver as Software as a Service with full implementation and ongoing support.
The choice for health and care organisations will be between proprietary platforms that retain significant vendor lock-in or open platforms that end vendor lock-in, liberate data, and are able to rapidly and cost-effectively respond to the evolving needs of health and care.
We also provide an Open Platform as a Service (PaaS). This provides an alternative approach for the delivery of feral or shadow IT systems that currently proliferate in NHS organisations creating intractable compliance problems. Our PaaS provides a secure environment where feral app developers can build the applications that are compliant with governance requirements.