Specifications and tools for easy implementation.
The benefits to the major users of the IPS have been described by eStandards project.
Vendors have a keen interest in the International Patient Summary (IPS), which may be a product they are selling, or may be a component of a system which they are selling or with which their service offering needs to interact.
- improve competitiveness by means of new services
- the availability of standardised fragments may reduce the need for mapping and help the improvement of systems.
Adapted from: eStandards – eHealth Standards and Profiles in Action for Europe and Beyond, Deliverable 3.5: Roadmap for collaborative and sustainable standards development – Recommendations for a globally competitive Europe; Companion Document 2: The eStandards Roadmap Components; Final Version 1.0, 31.07.2017, chapter 7. (See the The eStandards Roadmap for the Patient Summary)
A good starting point for the Health IT Developer to get acquainted with the IPS would be:
- The IPS Implementation Guidance overview page
- The IPS Viewer, which shows how a JSON IPS instance leads to a snapshot of the most pertinent patient health information