EHNAC Announces Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for HIE Services | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

EHNAC Announces Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for HIE Services

August 22, 2011
by root
| Reprints

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a Farmington, Conn.-based standards development organization and accrediting body, announced today the development of Outsourced Services Accreditation Program for Health Information Exchange Services (OSAP-HIE), a new accreditation program offering for health information exchange (HIE) technology service providers.

The accreditation program evaluates companies that provide clinical health information exchange technology to HIEs and demonstrates that the HIE vendor meets industry-developed standards of quality in handling protected health information (PHI) with appropriate oversight regarding privacy and security regulations, technical performance, business processes and resource management. The program ensures:
• The secure movement of electronic clinical information among disparate health care information systems while maintaining the validity and integrity of the information being exchanged;
• The movement of this data according to nationally recognized standards where applicable; and
• The provision of any such services as MPI, RLS, e-prescribing transactions, lab results delivery, clinical summary document exchange, consent management, usage auditing, system security and performance auditing, and record locator services.



NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens Partner on Telemedicine Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian and Walgreens are collaborating to bring expanded access to NewYork-Presbyterian’s healthcare through new telemedicine services, the two organizations announced this week.

ONC Releases Patient Demographic Data Quality Framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) developed a framework to help health systems, large practices, health information exchanges and payers to improve their patient demographic data quality.

AMIA, Pew Urge Congress to Ensure ONC has Funding to Implement Cures Provisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) have sent a letter to congressional appropriators urging them to ensure that ONC has adequate funding to implement certain 21st Century Cures Act provisions.

Former Michigan Governor to Serve as Chair of DRIVE Health

Former Michigan Governor John Engler will serve as chair of the DRIVE Health Initiative, a campaign aimed at accelerating the U.S. health system's transition to value-based care.

NJ Medical Group Launches Statewide HIE, OneHealth New Jersey

The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) recently launched OneHealth New Jersey, a statewide health information exchange (HIE) that is now live.

Survey: 70% of Providers Using Off-Premises Computing for Some Applications

A survey conducted by KLAS Research found that 70 percent of healthcare organizations have moved at least some applications or IT infrastructure off-premises.