Future IT architecture vision
The healthcare capabilities will be enabled through a future IT architecture vision. The architecture vision describes the technology capabilities required in the future to enable the new ways of delivering healthcare. The vision is guided by seven design principles (Figure B).
At the heart of the future architecture, there is a set of core services which enable the functional connections between applications, and consistent views of information across the system and care settings. Another key part of the future architecture is the integration tier. Integration provides a single logical gateway into core HSE systems, and facilitates standards based data integration between the HSE and other systems.
Solutions should enable integrated, end-to-end care pathways through all phases of care delivery: Prevent, Access, Entry, Diagnose Treat, Evaluate, Transfer, Maintain
Users should have access to the full local record, and core national record at the point of care delivery
Solutions should enable federated, hybrid or centralised solutions to be implemented in a phased manner, using standardised interfaces
Access and entitlements should be common and consistently enforced across all systems
There should be a single, consistent identifier for patient, practitioner and location
Core national components, described by standards, must be identified and built early on
Point of care systems and system processes integrate and use these core systems