Interoperability

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The ONC Health IT Certification Program Approves the HIMSS-Immunization Integration Program (IIP) Testing Method

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. | October 17, 2017

Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is announcing that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has successfully demonstrated that its testing method, as part of the Immunization Integration Program (HIMSS-IIP), can serve as an alternative to the current National Coordinator-approved method for testing transmissions to immunization registries. 

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Get Ready for a Showdown! – The Secure API Server Showdown Challenge

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S. | October 10, 2017

In 2014, man created FHIR.
In other words, that is when the Health Level 7 (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard was released as a first draft standard for trial use (“FHIR DSTU1”) for implementation in health information technology (health IT) software. FHIR is a standardized way to exchange health information that’s similar to the way we experience using the Internet. The FHIR standard’s security page notes, however, that FHIR “is not a security protocol,

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Join Us At the Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement Kick Off Meeting on July 24

Genevieve Morris | July 5, 2017

The 21st Century Cures Act, (Cures) a bipartisan, comprehensive law, supports the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments to maintain America’s global status in biomedical innovation.  Cures calls for innovation in the seamless exchange of health information and lays out a path and timeline to develop or support a trusted exchange framework and common agreement to achieve full network to network exchange of health information.  Cures calls on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to advance that seamless exchange of health information,

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