Interoperability is at the heart of effective care and client engagement. It allows individuals and caregivers to access electronic health information to manage and coordinate care. Advancing interoperability has now become an essential part of most healthcare activities. Qualifacts is advancing interoperability and simplify 21st Century CURES Act compliance with FHIR API and USCDI support in our EHR platforms.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) leads and coordinates interoperability activities nationwide. This includes supporting interoperability through technical initiatives such as standards development and health IT certification as well as policy and programmatic initiatives in collaboration with partners across the healthcare industry.
Qualifacts continues its commitment to and support for information sharing, interoperability, the 21st Century Cares Act and state Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).
United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) Support
To promote interoperability and coordinate care with other providers, organizations need standardized data elements and standard templates to share electronic health information securely. This level of consistency is made possible by the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI), a standardized set of health data classes and constituent data elements for nationwide, interoperable health information exchange.
The USCDI sets a foundation for the broader sharing of electronic health information to support patient care. By standardizing data elements and limiting them to a predetermined core set, providers can more easily communicate between platforms. We support USCDI within our EHR platforms, so you can support patient care and achieve your integration goals without worrying about compliance. The USCDI won’t always be limited to the core set; it’s an evolving and growing standard, and over time new data elements will be added. Our EHR platforms will continue to support the USCDI standards now and in the future.
When providers and clients can access more standardized and shareable data, they can make more informed care decisions. We built our EHR platforms with those goals in mind. That’s why our Application Program Interfaces (APIs) make sharing USCDI data simple and keep you compliant.
- Promote interoperability with a consistent baseline for data elements;
- Simplify 21st Century Cures Act compliance and prevent information blocking;
- Meet changing client needs with the ability to expand data sets over time; and
- Improve outcomes by informing your care with data that matters.
Updates to our USDCI support make reporting service documentation easier and allow staff to send clinical notes via external messaging. These updates streamline care and communication for providers. They also ensure compliance with Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) requirements.
Public FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) APIs
When providers have the tools to efficiently share client health data, care coordination becomes simple. Likewise, when clients have fast and secure access to their health information, they become more involved in their care and can easily communicate their needs to providers.
Qualifacts’ Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) make this new standard of interoperability a reality. APIs are the behind-the-scenes framework that allows EHRs and other applications to communicate with one another.
Our publicly available APIs enable secure access to read-only healthcare USCDI data via a smartphone app or other third-party platforms. Through APIs, providers can better share data with each other to simplify care coordination and improve outcomes with easy viewing and accessing of client health data. Clients can reach their summary of care and health information through the supported third-party mobile applications of their choice.
- Boost client engagement with flexible, efficient tools for accessing health records via mobile applications
- Simplify care coordination between providers and drive positive outcomes with viewable health care summaries for shared clients
- Promote compliance and avoid information blocking with easy leveraging of third-party applications to supply client health information
- Gain visibility into trends and impacts of Evidence-Based Practices with the ability to pull bulk data for population health management
Qualifacts EHRs APIs ensure a smooth continuum of care and help providers place clients at the center of that care. Now, clients have even more options for managing their health data and keeping informed in their care, whether through a provider portal or a third-party app.
Updated to the latest FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) v4 standards, these APIs also simplify compliance with 21st Century Cures Act interoperability requirements and enable a more streamlined care process for providers at every level. In addition to the ability to view health data from shared caseloads, providers can extract population data in bulk that meets specific behavioral health criteria for simplified outcomes measurement and reporting.