Transalis promises NHS ‘seamless connectivity’

NHS bosses have been discovering the benefits of a Transalis solution for interoperable data management at a major London conference and expo.

IT and procurement directors at trusts, hospitals and across the NHS supply chain met with the tech firm’s representatives at this week’s GS1 UK Healthcare Conference.

Under discussion was a new fully-managed Transalis solution for cloud-based automation that complies with NHS procurement requirements and is backed by an added Wi-Fi security shield.

Roy Garlick, Transalis Global Channel Manager, said: “We’ve built a seamless service governed by GS1and e-procurement PEPPOL standards that is free at the point of use to any authorised person in an organisation subject to a monthly fair use policy.

“The conference was an ideal launchpad. It gave us the chance to meet senior NHS and supply chain decisionmakers face to face and talk through the benefits of what we’re offering.

“By ensuring seamless connectivity, our solution has the potential to generate efficiency improvements in all aspects of healthcare procurement including ordering, invoicing and supply chain management.”

Transalis’ cyber security expert Hugh Chambers discussed how the Wi-Fi security shield protects transactions from malicious activity by monitoring all smart connected devices in and around the airspace of the hospital, office or warehouse and mitigates hacker threats.

And delegates heard from Transalis consultant Ian Moody on the firm’s ‘Capture, Connect, Secure’ approach to data management.

Using a retail comparison, Ian presented two workshops on how the Transalis solution can help achieve interoperability in the NHS supply chain. “If our client Amazon can enable users to capture, connect and share information in a secure way, then healthcare organisations can do the same,” he said.

Other conference speakers included Professor Sir Terence Stephenson, an expert in child health at Great Ormond Street and a former chair of the General Medical Council, and Professor Ted Baker, chief inspector of hospitals at the Care Quality Commission.  Both highlighted the role of GS1 standards in the delivery of healthcare.  

GS1 UK is a community of more than 38,000 members working in retail, food service, healthcare and other sectors. It is one of 112 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. Transalis was the first GS1 UK partner to achieve the organisation’s EDI procurement-to-payment accreditation.

Transalis was a Silver Sponsor of this year’s GS1 UK Healthcare Conference which took place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian at London Heathrow. For more details, visit http://gs1hc.transalis.com/.