Medsphere Makes Interoperability Pledge

OpenVista EHR developer joins fellow healthcare IT providers in
embracing the Office of the National Coordinator’s call for consumer
access, transparency and standards

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Healthcare is not just another business and has unique qualities that
require it be managed in a conscious, thoughtful manner. As America has
set certain healthcare system improvement goals for itself that require
an extensive healthcare IT network, Medsphere believes every entity,
including private corporations, have an obligation to focus on those
goals to the benefit of citizens nationwide.

In policy and practice, Medsphere adheres to the principles of open,
connected and secure data sharing among all providers. To further these
goals and advance interoperability among health information systems
enabling free movement of data, we embrace the following foundational
principles:

  1. Consumer access: To help consumers easily and securely access
    their electronic health information, direct it to any desired
    location, learn how their information can be shared and used, and be
    assured that this information will be effectively and safely used to
    benefit their health and that of their community.
  2. No Blocking/Transparency: To help providers share individuals’
    health information for care with other providers and their patients
    whenever permitted by law, and not block electronic health information
    (defined as knowingly and unreasonably interfering with information
    sharing).
  3. Standards: Implement federally recognized, national
    interoperability standards, policies, guidance, and practices for
    electronic health information, and adopt best practices including
    those related to privacy and security.

Of course, making a pledge is something any person or organization can
do. What matters is actually embedding that commitment in contracts and
practices.

Medsphere enables patient access to electronic health information.
We train providers at our client sites to interact with patients on how
to use the OpenVista patient portal and to encourage patients to
regularly access and review their health information.

Medsphere facilitates interoperability. We provide our acute care
and behavioral health clients with the tools necessary to securely share
patient health information within and between organizations. Medsphere
built an HIE-type environment in support of a multi-facility state
organization. Providers can access health information housed in a data
center that serves all seven state hospitals.

Medsphere is and will continue to be compliant with the ONC HIT
certification program.
As the developer of an open platform
healthcare IT system, we provide products and capabilities to the
community in support of interoperability, integration and interfacing.
Medsphere has created and adopted best practices, including those
related to privacy and security, which enable our customers to safely
and reliably exchange information.

Medsphere looks forward to the not-too-distant future in which patient
data will flow rapidly and securely to wherever it can improve care and
reduce costs. This goal is now within our grasp.

Click on Interoperability
Pledge
 to visit the Office of the National Coordinator
for Health IT to visit the website and learn more.

Contacts

Medsphere Systems
David Macfarlane
760-692-3751
pr@medsphere.com