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New Nonprofit Dedicated to Healthcare Interoperability

September 27, 2013
by Gabriel Perna
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A newly formed nonprofit organization called the Center for Medical Interoperability has gotten off the ground thanks to grant funding, personnel, and royalty-free technology licensed from The Gary and Mary West Health Institute., a nonprofit dedicated to lowering health costs.

The nonprofit will aim to drive rapid, widespread and sustained interoperability of medical technology to improve patient safety and lower healthcare costs, and will be led by hospitals and health systems. It will be dedicated to enabling standards-based technical solutions to drive adoption of medical interoperability.

“Making healthcare delivery more efficient and affordable for everyone in the United States is a core mission of the Gary and Mary West Foundation,” stated Shelley Lyford, president of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, which is affiliated with the Gary and Mary West Health Institute. “Through our grant we are giving the Center for Medical Interoperability the backing it needs to secure the necessary hospital-led membership that will help drive interoperability in health care.”

 “Medical interoperability is a critical requirement for the creation of a technology-enabled, connected health care ecosystem, which has been a major focus of the West Health Institute in its ongoing mission to lower the cost of health care,” Nicholas J. Valeriani, chief executive officer of the West Health Institute, said in a statement.




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