States, Vendors Form Workgroup to Up EHR/HIE Adoption

Dr. John D. Halamka | Med City News | November 9, 2011

Today, the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup, originally formed by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), will announce the collaborative work of seven states (California, Colorado, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon), eight EHR vendors (Allscripts, eClinicalWorks, e-MDs, Greenway, McKesson Physician Practice Solutions, NextGen Healthcare, Sage, and Siemens Healthcare), and three HIE vendors (Axolotl, InterSystems, and Medicity.)

The objective of the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup has been to define a single set of standardized, easy-to-implement interoperability specifications that will increase the adoption of EHRs and Health Information Exchange services. The effort leverages existing published standards for interoperability from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC)...