The RCP's Health Informatics Unit (HIU) develops standards for the structure and content of health and care records and communications, to enable information sharing to support integrated care.
We are currently working on the following projects:
The HIU has also led the development of interoperable transfer of care standards, with clinical leadership provided by relevant royal colleges and engagement with front-line professionals and patient and carer representation. These include:
The work was carried out on behalf of the Professional Record Standards Body and the standards are endorsed by royal colleges and specialist societies.
Standards are developed using published evidence and consultation with patients and health and care professionals. All standards go through a patent and professional assurance process to ensure they are fit for purpose prior to publication.