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What is the HIE Certified Program?

HIE Certified is a program that tests and certifies electronic health records (EHRs) and health information exchange products (HIEs) to enable reliable transfer of data within and across organizational and state boundaries.

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Support From Leadership

"I am encouraged by and excited about this type of collaboration, which has the potential to advance real-world pilots, implementation and feedback on standards for health information exchange. The results of this kind of initiative can help us advance health IT nationwide.”

Doug Fridsma, Director of the Office of Standards & Interoperability at the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology

Apr 9, 2013

EHR/HIE Interoperability Work Group HIE Exemplar Governance Grant RFP

Request for Proposals: EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup HIE Exemplar Governance Grant RFP Release Date: 4/09/2013 Proposals Due: 4/17/2013 (4:00pm EDT) Email all Correspondence to: rfpcontact@nyehealth.org Download the RFP: Click Here NYeC responded to the RFP for the Exemplar HIE Governance Program created by ONC on behalf of the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup.  The Exemplar HIE Governanc…

Apr 4, 2013

OFFICIAL PR:

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Awards the EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup Exemplar HIE Governance Program Cooperative Agreement

Program will facilitate workgroup’s efforts to further test, implement, and advance interoperability standards across vendors and states  New York, NY (April 4, 2013) - The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) today announced that it has been awarded a cooperative agreement by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to participate in the Exemplar HIE Govern…

Oct 11, 2012

OFFICIAL PR:

HEALTH IT TESTING PROGRAM WILL ENABLE HEALTH DATA SHARING FOR MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. PATIENTS AND THEIR PROVIDERS

Public-Private Partnership Selects CCHIT as Compliance Testing Body NEW YORK – October 11, 2012 – More than half the U.S. population and their health care providers could soon have access to health data shared across multiple states and systems. A public-private partnership of states, public agencies, federally-funded health information exchanges (HIEs) and health information technology (HIT) com…

Oct 11, 2012



EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup-Healtheway-CCHIT Compliance Testing Body Announcement Fact Sheet

1.       What is the problem the coalition is trying to solve with a compliance testing program? A lack of a uniform set of implementation-level standards, testing specifications and testing policies, currently requires that a custom interface be negotiated and developed from each electronic health record (EHR) to each health information exchange (HIE) and between HIEs.  The development of the in…

Feb 21, 2012

OFFICIAL PR:

10 States Now Unified to Standardize Health Data Interoperability

Workgroup now consists of 10 states and 26 vendors agreeing to standard specifications, best practices to enable easy sharing of electronic records New York, NY – The effort to eliminate barriers to sharing electronic health records (EHRs) continues to pick up momentum, with 10 states and 26 vendors now signed on to create standard specifications to allow “out of the box” connectivity between he…

Nov 9, 2011

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Multiple States and Vendors Agree On Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications

New York, NY – A group of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing electronic health records (EHRs) today issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data-sharing partners. The specifications are now available for the public to view at www.interopwg.org. The objective of th…

Nov 9, 2011

OTHER NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup Releases Technical Specifications

New York, NY –The EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup released its initial technical specifications Nov. 8, 2011. The specifications aim to standardize connections between healthcare providers, health information exchanges (HIEs) and other entities involved in communicating patient health information. The specifications can be downloaded from the group’s website: www.interopwg.org. This workgroup …

Nov 10, 2011

EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup agrees on connectivity specs

NEW YORK – A group of states and vendors focused on eliminating the barriers to sharing electronic health records have issued a set of technical specifications to standardize connections between providers, health information exchanges and other data-sharing partners. Defining “plug and play” connections between electronic health records and health information exchanges, the EHR/HIE Interoperabili…

Nov 9, 2011

The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup — Potentially Earth-Shattering

New York, NY – Yesterday’s announcement of  “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications” by the EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup (EHR|HIE WG) is potentially earth-shattering. My mom would not know what I mean by “Standard Health Data Connectivity Specifications,” so I’ll try to write this in plain English. Who Are These Guys? The EHR|HIE Interoperability Workgroup The workgroup consists…

Nov 8, 2011

Coalition defines EHR to HIE data sharing standards

New York, NY – A band of U.S. states and technology vendors came together to create technical specifications that enable EHRs to feed into HIEs. The specifications, agreed upon Tuesday, “leverage existing HL7 standards, technical frameworks from IHE International, and HIE implementations,” the group explained in a prepared statement. [Related: 4 PHI tips for HIEs. See also: The 5 roadblocks HIE…

Nov 8, 2011

The EHR/HIE Interoperability Workgroup

New York, NY – 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 Siem…