EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup

Simplifying digital health data exchange through strategic partnerships

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A strategic partnership between the EHR | HIE Interoperability Workgroup (IWG), HIMSS and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA was announced on November 17, 2014 to streamline the process for achieving connectivity between EHR and HIE systems.  This alliance will strengthen IWG's current program to test and certify vendors to enable reliable transfer of data within and across organizational and state boundaries.  ICSA Labs has been selected as the testing and certification body for this effort

Read more about the strategic partnership and goals in the full press release

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IWG’s new testing and certification program will enable stakeholders to achieve optimal levels of interoperability by accelerating the alignment of healthcare provider needs with regulatory requirements. The program will also promote and maintain essential interoperability specifications while deploying advanced testing tools to support health IT product development.


Robust, highly automated testing tools will verify that health IT products are capable of exchanging health information with other systems. Products that complete testing represent the capability to support a single set of standardized, easy-to-implement connections facilitating secure, interoperable communication among systems. The program aims to certify EHR and HIE vendor products that can reliably transfer data within and across organizational and state boundaries. 

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