Health Information Management

HITSP approves new interoperability specifications

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 4, 2009

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On July 23, the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) announced its approval of several interoperability specifications that map EHR-related information exchanges to requirements outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The specifications include the following:

  • HITSP/IS107: EHR-centric Interoperability Specification
  • HITSP/TN904: Exchange Architecture & Harmonization Framework Technical Note
  • HITSP/TN903: Data Architecture Technical Note
  • HITSP/SC108: SC116 – Service Collaborations

"HITSP has transformed its existing work to be completely aligned with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," explained John Halamka, MD, HITSP chair, in a July 23 press release. "These approved specifications represent the culmination of some 90 days and 13,000 hours of volunteer effort to meet the requirements of this landmark piece of legislation."

In total, twenty-six capabilities have been defined that support the work flow, information content, infrastructure, and security and privacy requirements laid out in the ARRA legislation.

Click here to view the HITSP press release.



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