s revolutionized our data exchanges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We use CCD to summarize patient history as we discharge patients to ensure continuity with the next provider of care. We use CCD to send medical records to the Social Security Administration to rapidly and efficiently adjudicate disability claims. As a state, Massachusetts has embraced CCD for our statewide summary exchange. 2009 is the perfect storm with technology, standards, certification criteria and incentives aligning for use of CCD."
HITSP Interoperability Specifications play an integral part in healthcare settings around the country. Examples follow here from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.
Incorporated in January 2006, eHealth Connecticut (eHC) represents a collaborative approach to meeting the challenges of healthcare information technology adoption and interoperability for the entire state. The HIE is still in the planning process with implementation scheduled for this year.
eHC has been building relationships for shared, trusted services that everyone can use within Greater Bridgeport with the eHC pilot hoping to connect with the Department of Social Services to become a trusted statewide, sustainable health information resource. EHR interoperability policies will be collaboratively agreed upon as a community in the spirit of public and private safety.
"We are going to pilot healthcare environments that ideally are competitive," said Scott Cleary, program director, eHealth Connecticut. "We will have a Center of Shared Services that will use HITSP TP13 Manage Sharing of Documents. HITSP's federally recognized standards and IHE profiles are the tools to make it work. HITSP pulls all of this together for nationwide use."
Cleary explained that healthcare IT platforms used in eHealth Connecticut will have to meet specific requirements, including a CCHIT-certified e
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