Health Level Seven International (HL7), a non-profit standards development organization, is encouraging clinician healthcare providers to participate in developing standards for Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems. The ANSI-accredited global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards yesterday announced the launch of its pilot membership program and Web site seeking increased input from caregivers to help ensure that healthcare IT (HIT) standards support an increasingly patient-centered healthcare system.
The caregiver membership, with an annual $100 fee, is open to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and others directly involved in patient care. It will enable them to influence clinical technology data standards and network with fellow HL7 members with HIT expertise. The information gained can help healthcare providers make informed decisions when purchasing EHR systems such as Allscripts MyWay, Medisoft Clinical, and Lytec MD.
Microwize Technology can aid in the implementation of such an EHR system. Please contact one of our healthcare technology consultants for more information.