Friday, July 3, 2009
Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel
Have you heard of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)?
Let me share a snippet from their "about us" section of their website: "The mission of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel is to serve as a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors for the purpose of achieving a widely accepted and useful set of standards specifically to enable and support widespread interoperability among healthcare software applications, as they will interact in a local, regional and national health information network for the United States... The Panel's work is driven by a series of priorities (i.e., Use Cases) issued by the American Health Information Community (AHIC). HITSP produces recommendations and reports in Interoperability Specifications and related Constructs. These work products are intended to be equally applicable to the developing Nationwide Health Information Network for the United States (NHIN) and also to community and regional health information exchange networks."
OK, if that didn't impress you, then maybe this will: "HITSP is a strategic partnership established through a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
On July 9, The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) is identifying the standards that will support the exchange of healthcare information across the United States. Titled, "Health Information Exchange (HIEs) in the Real World," this webinar will cover how HITSP products are being used today by the New England Healthcare EDI Network (NEHEN), Keystone Health Information Exchange (KeyHIE), and Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL). Interested in this free webinar? Click here for more information.
The HITSP is administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in cooperation with strategic partners including the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), and Booz Allen Hamilton.