Implementation guide for digital medicines

This guidance is under active development by NHS Digital and content may be added or updated on a regular basis.

Trust Integration Engine

Secondary care implementations generally depend on the interactions between multiple provider systems, often from different vendors. The Trust Integration Engine (TIE) enables access to these provider systems through one consistent, secure platform.

Without the TIE as the centrepiece in the architecture, the Trust Patient Administration System (PAS) has to take on the responsibility of integration between provider and consumer systems. This can be complex as the PAS already undertakes a number of responsibilities.

By implementing the TIE, which is solely involved with the task of integration, the platform becomes more flexible and scalable, and the flow of patient and clinical data more coherent and secure.

Where an implementation uses a Trust Integration Engine (TIE), this would logically sit between the provider/consumer systems and the Shared Record.

Potential Benefits
  • Enhance the flow of patient information securely and seamlessly.
  • Increase safety of clinical data.
  • An integration platform that is more strategic, flexible and scalable.

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