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What is Healthlink?
HealthlinkOnline is a web-based application providing for the secure transfer of patient information in real time. Message files are formatted in HL7 which is an internationally recognised standard for exchanging information between healthcare applications. Patient information is generated on the source hospital system and transferred to and from our servers using secure network connections. Users login to the HealthlinkOnline website with a unique username, password and PIN plus a digital client certificate to verify your identity.
The application is also accessible via web service calls, meaning the accredited Practice Management Systems can integrate patient information automatically without opening the website. Web service calls are also used to generate referral messages from within the Practice Management System which are then sent on to the hospital via Healthlink.


What is transferred?
Healthlink's core remit is to provide a messaging service that allows patient information to be securely transferred between Hospitals and General Practitioners. Over the years we have expanded the range of messages sent to GPs though Laboratory and Radiology results remain the most popular.
Hospitals vary in terms of the information they make available to us however the full list of messages is as follows:
  • Laboratory Results
  • Radiology Results
  • A & E Attendance Notifications
  • Inpatient Admissions
  • Death Notifications
  • Discharge Notifications
  • Discharge Summaries
  • OPD Appointment Updates
  • Outpatient Clinic Letters
  • Waiting List Updates
  • Out of Hours Co-op Messages
  • Cardiology Reports
  • Lab Orders
  • Referral Messages