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The Direct Project
The Direct Project is a federal government standard designed to enable simple, secure, email-based exchange of clinical documentation between health care providers. Medicity's HIE solutions will fully support the Direct Project. Specifically, we will enable our customers operating health information networks to offer health information service provider (HISP) services to their communities. As HISPs, Medicity customers can assign and administer a health domain address (similar to an email address) for each provider in their network. With a secure health domain address, a provider can exchange clinical documentation with providers or patients registered with a HISP anywhere in the United States.
Colorado and Ohio – Medicity clients – will be among the first statewide HIEs to offer HISP services to facilitate the goal of a nationwide interconnected health system.
Medicity is an active participant in the Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange dating back to our involvement with the second trial demonstrations in 2007. Medicity fully participates in the NwHIN Exchange workgroups, and co-authored NwHIN Exchange Production specifications that are in wide use today, such as Web Services Registry, Messaging Platform, Authorization Framework, Patient Discovery, Query for Documents, Retrieve Documents, and Administrative Distribution.
The NwHIN Exchange work to date has provided a framework for how to connect existing HIE networks. The NwHIN Exchange was intended to provide an implementation pattern for secure exchange between HIE gateways rather than providing a complete architecture pattern for internal HIE development. When Medicity clients need to locate information or respond to a request for location for patients in another HIE network – including a federal agency such as the VA, DoD or IHS – we'll employ our NwHIN Exchange Gateway to make that happen according to NwHIN specifications.
IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise)
IHE is a recognized leader, both nationally and internationally, in creating healthcare industry standards related to the exchange of clinical information across organizational boundaries. Medicity is a voting member of the IHE Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) and also of the IHE planning committees.
Medicity has successfully validated our interoperability expertise at the annual IHE North America Connectathon. Medicity passed every profile we tested at the 2011 Connectathon event, focusing particularly on those related to the following cloud-based HIE services: identity management services, record locator services, CCD export, healthcare provider directory, and audit and logging.
View our IHE Integration Statement.
Meaningful Use Certification
Medicity’s solutions have been certified for Meaningful Use by the Drummond Group (an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body) for both eligible providers and eligible hospitals. The designation officially deems our software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
- Learn more about our iNexx certification for eligible providers.
- Learn more about our ProAccess certification for eligible hospitals.
HITRUST (Health Information Trust Alliance)
Medicity is a participant in HITRUST and leverages the HITRUST common security framework internally. Medicity has two certified HITRUST practitioners on staff. We are also members of HITRUST's HIE working group and the HIE focus group, helping to lead and define solutions to the challenges of securing broad HIEs.
Medicity is a member of HL7 and is involved in the development of international healthcare standards that provide a framework for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information. Medicity has an extensive library of pre-built HL7 interfaces used with a wide variety of commercially available hospital, reference lab, payer, practice management, and electronic medical records products.