Preparing Vendors for MU3 with FHIR® and Internet of Interoperable Things™

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Carefluence introduces the Internet of Interoperable Things. The Internet of Interoperable Things aids electronic health record vendors (EHR) in preparation for Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) and provides contextually meaningful data sharing around any healthcare system or medical device.

Grand Blanc, MI (April 2016) – Carefluence introduces the Internet of Interoperable Things. The Internet of Interoperable Things is a set of services to aid electronic health record vendors (EHR) in preparation for Meaningful Use Stage 3 (MU3) and provides contextually meaningful data sharing around any healthcare system or medical device.

Defining the Internet of Interoperable Things
The Internet of Interoperable Things™ services is based on Carefluence’s cloud computing software technology providing integration and sharing of information received or transmitted in different data formats, from different software systems, and/or different devices through secure internet connectivity. The Internet of Interoperable Things™ services allow Carefluence to enhance the efficiency of consulting services in development, customization and integration of healthcare software applications, as well as, data exchange across dissimilar systems, devices, and data formats.

The Internet of Interoperable Things Technology
The core strategy of the Internet of Interoperable Things™ Services is the Carefluence OpenAPI, a production ready platform and a living example of a complete Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) implementation. Carefluence successfully adopted the FHIR standard within one year to enable quicker development and implementation of the Internet of Interoperable Things™ Services. “The goal [of Carefluence] has always been to transcend the perceived barriers of interoperability and demonstrate that a true commitment to technology can further the goals comprehensive data sharing for better patient health”, states Carefluence Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd Williams.

“The Carefluence OpenAPI platform is an essential actor in the middle of the Internet of Interoperable Things”, explains Carefluence Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Ayyagari, “Besides supporting backward compatibility with HL7 V2 and CCDA formats, Carefluence utilizes the Internet of Interoperable Things™ Services to normalize all standards as appropriate FHIR resources, bringing simplicity and flexibility to the Carefluence platform and the Internet of Interoperable Things™ Services”.

Vendor Benefits
New requirements for interoperability are anticipated in upcoming MU3 certification. Ayyagari comments on the capability of the Internet of Interoperable Things™ Services stating, “Now EHRs can use the Carefluence platform for anticipated Stage 3 of Meaningful Use requirements and [Independent Software Vendors] can develop Health IT applications with Carefluence using the SMART on FHIR paradigm”. For EHR vendors, Carefluence’s the Internet of Interoperable Things™ Services provides tools to test current interoperability capabilities against MU3 requirements or the ability to connect to the Carefluence platform for compliance with MU3 standard requirements. EHR vendors connected with the Carefluence platform enhance physician offerings with SMART on FHIR applications and Carefluence custom created applications that allow physicians to view and update data in correspondence with the EHR.

About Carefluence
With more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare technology arena, Carefluence offers product design, technology integration and consulting through the Carefluence Platform. The Carefluence Platform was designed to demystify interoperability allowing dissimilar systems to communicate and bring healthcare communities together. By removing the barriers of technology differences that hinder collaboration, healthcare communities can save time and costs on data portability across healthcare systems. Carefluence brings Internet of Interoperable Things to healthcare communities and lets the customer drive interoperability requirements with custom built applications that the community really needs. Applications developed and integrated with the Carefluence enable healthcare communities to share secure data in a meaningful context for efficient community based care processes. For more information, please visit www.carefluence.com or email info@carefluence.com.

FHIR is a registered trademark of Health Level Seven International. Internet of Interoperable Things is a trademark of Carefluence. All company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.