Digital Infuzion News

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Supporting the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel

Digital Infuzion has pledged its financial support to the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), which consists of technical experts and stakeholders from private and public sectors, and is administrated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Through its EHR Clinical Research Standards Harmonization initiative, HITSP has identified a “core research data element exchange,” or “common set of information,” that will help improve the interoperability of EHRs and clinical research systems. The final goal is “to produce a streamlined electronic standards implementation guide that outlines the standards, how they support clinical research, and how they fit with existing HITSP guidelines – termed ‘Interoperability Specifications’ – that are already in use within the clinical care environment.” For more information, ANSI’s press release may be accessed here.