By Blair Childs, senior vice president of public affairs, Premier, Inc
Members of the Premier alliance believe today’s announcement represents a significant leap forward in the national effort driving toward interoperability. We strongly believe that this roadmap will provide important guidance that will help improve consumer access to health data and the sharing of electronic health information among providers. We also support the roadmap’s recommendations for broader, governmental action to promote consistent, national interoperability standards, including the use of open source application programming interfaces (APIs) to support the secure transfer of information between and among different HIT platforms. We look forward to working with the administration to advance the technical standards, certification requirements, privacy/security standards and other initiatives that will enable true HIT interoperability.
– Blair Childs, senior vice president of public affairs, Premier, Inc.