Table 1

Examples of different care providers, PHR and EHR providers and exchange protocols used within the UK.

Care organisations
  1. (207) CCGs

  2. (152) Acute specialist and non-specialists trusts

  3. (54) Mental health trusts

  4. (35) Community providers

  5. (10) Ambulance trusts

  6. (853) For-profit and not-for-profit independent sector organisations

(7148) GPs
PHR providers(29) Independent providers recorded by RCP
GP EHR providers(4) EMIS, TPP, INPS and Microtest
Trust EHR providers(7) Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, Intersystems, Lorenzo, Meditech and OpenEHR
Exchange protocols(6) HL7, FHIR, IHE, CDA, XDS and DICOM
  • The list is non-exhaustive.

  • CCG, Clinical Commissioning Group; EHR, electronic health record; GP, general practice surgeries; PHR, personal health record.