CHIME and HL7 Announce Partnership | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

CHIME and HL7 Announce Partnership

March 3, 2014
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

As part of a partnership to advance healthcare interoperability, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and Health Level Seven International (HL7) will work together to promote a standardized approach to interoperable data exchange, the organizations announced.

“CHIME is pleased and eager to collaborate with HL7 to combine our efforts in achieving greater interoperability and health information exchange,” CHIME president and CEO Russell P. Branzell, said in a statement. “This partnership emphasizes our commitment to drive the effective use of data sharing to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of patient care.”

HL7 is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. Its CEO, Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., said in a statement, “By providing universal common framework for interoperability of healthcare data, HL7 standards make organizations across the healthcare continuum more successful at achieving their business goals. We hope that the collaboration with CHIME will serve as a catalyst to drive interoperability in our industry and improve the state of healthcare delivery across the nation and worldwide.”

Topics

News

Former Health IT Head in San Diego County Charged with Defrauding Provider out of $800K

The ex-health IT director at North County Health Services, a San Diego County-based healthcare service provider, has been charged with spearheading fraudulent operations that cost the organization $800,000.

Allscripts Touts 1 Billion API Shares in 2017

Officials from Chicago-based health IT vendor Allscripts have attested that the company has reached a new milestone— one billion application programming interface (API) data exchange transactions in 2017.

Dignity Health, CHI Merging to Form New Catholic Health System

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), based in Englewood, Colorado, and San Francisco-based Dignity Health officially announced they are merging and have signed a definitive agreement to combine ministries and create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system.

HHS Announces Winning Solutions in Opioid Code-a-Thon

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted this week a first-of-its-kind two-day Code-a-Thon to use data and technology to develop new solutions to address the opioid epidemic.

In GAO Report, More Concern over VA VistA Modernization Project

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report is calling into question the more than $1 billion that has been spent to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health IT system.

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Aimed at Improving Medicare ACO Program

U.S. Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) have introduced H.R. 4580, the ACO Improvement Act of 2017 that makes changes to the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program.