ONC Releases 2016 Interoperability Standards

interoperabilityInteroperability refers to systems that allow providers to share data among different practitioners, insurers, billing/scheduling systems and health information exchanges improving quality of patient care, improving efficiency of reporting and data filing, and making life saving information more readily available.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently released its 80-page 2016 Interoperability Standards Advisory. The standards and implementation specifications listed focus explicitly on clinical health IT systems’ interoperability. The advisory’s sphere includes electronic health record (EHR) information created in the context of treatment and then used to accomplish a purpose for which interoperability is needed such as a referral to another care provider or public health reporting. The goal is to help providers interchanges informations between different EHR vendors while you can open the Electronic Health Records. Doing so helps physicians to be able to switch from one EHR to another as some reports show that more the 65% of providers are not happy with current system they might be using.

Microwize Technology has been helping physicians to adopt EMRs and achieve interoperability since 1997. One size does not fit all and that is why they offer Medisoft Clinical and Lytec MD for practices that have been using Medisoft and Lytec, Medical Billing Service for startup practices looking for a monthly fee and cloud based system, and Greenway PrimeSUITE for the busy practice with multi-physicians and multi-specialties. Greenway’s integrated EHR, practice management  solution PrimeSUITE, currently provides the optimal quality data and exchange necessary for PQRS reporting.