Interface mechanism (IM1) NHS standards
Published on: 23rd August 2020 | Updated on: 15th March 2022
Interface mechanism (IM1) pairing integration is a process that allows suppliers to integrate their system with any principal clinical system through an interface mechanism. It supports system standards and interoperability within local organisations and across local health and social care communities.
Interface mechanisms enable separate systems to:
- read patient information;
- extract information in bulk; and
- enter data into the other system.
IM1 pairing standards can help integration with NHS Patient Facing Service (PFS, ‘online services’). It also is a technical tool and process that allows digital suppliers to directly talk to GP clinical systems, both reading data from the systems and putting data into the systems.
Pharmacy supplier integration with IM1 is set out below:
|Analyst PMR (Positive Solutions (PSL))||Unknown
|Pharmacy Manager/Nexphase (Cegedim Rx)||Unknown|
|ProScript Connect (EMIS Health)||Unknown|
IM1 integrations are also listed at NHS Digital – see link at the end of this webpage.
If you are a supplier or a pharmacy contractor, and are aware that any supplier details above have changed or you have question about this webpage please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more at:
- IM1 Pairing integration (NHS Digital)
Getting involved: If you work within pharmacy and wish to feed comments into future standards or IM1 please contact email@example.com with ‘standards’ or ‘IM1’ within the subject title.
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For more information on this topic please email firstname.lastname@example.org