Regulator Online has been the regulatory database solution for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Europe’s single largest healthcare regulator since 2010, or the regulatory database solution of choice.
By the Rt. Hon. Stephen Dorrell
Professional regulation lies at the heart of all healthcare systems. It could not be otherwise; high quality care depends on the skills and dedication of individual professional people. It is the task of professional regulators to provide assurance to citizens that those who provide care have not simply passed the right exam, but have maintained and developed their practice in line with the latest thinking and evidence.
Payors can maintain controls over costs and, in the best cases, some of them link costs to outcomes, but payor-based systems cannot focus on the true source of high quality care. That requires a rigorous focus on the training and practice of individual professional people.
All professional regulators face the same issues. They are required to maintain a secure and accurate register and then provide timely and convenient access to it.
They need to have the capacity to curate and recover unprecedented quantities of real time data in order to ensure that general commitments to high standards of care are matched by individual commitments by professional people to maintain and develop their fitness to practise.
At the heart of this service is an efficient register, capable of handling large amounts of information quickly and reliably and including the ability to match information from multiple sources. That is the service which is provided by Regulator Online.
Fortesium has provided regulatory consultancy to several regulators around the world – including the largest healthcare regulator in the world, the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Fortesium’s regulatory solution Regulator Online gives them the capacity to handle information on a scale which was inconceivable even a short time ago. It has enabled the NMC to develop its service to nurses and midwives as well as strengthening its capacity to deliver its core purpose of improved assurance to patients.