The products that support many standards (e.g. the SNOMED CT terminology files) are downloaded from TRUD. It is necessary to register to access this service.
Additional activities that constitute good practice:
- Consultation with other organisations implementing the standard – via user groups or professional associations. This assists in avoiding pitfalls and assists in planning.
- Discussions with any pilot sites that have already gone live. Details of pilot sites can usually be found in the supporting documents attached to the released standard on the ISB website – this assists in ensuring settings/procedures/values are set correctly before go-live.
- Piloting of the standard before implementation – though using extra resources this obviously increases safety but can only be included if timescales allow. As with discussions with pilot sites, this assists in ensuring settings/procedures/values are set correctly before go-live.
- Feedback to the area/section that developed the standard.
- Feedback to us.
- Internal post-implementation review to provide internal feedback to close the quality loop.