Health Story: Integrating Narrative Notes and the EHR
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HIMSS12February 28, 2012 -- The National Coordinator for health IT, Farzad Mostashari, MD, challenged participants in the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 23, to demonstrate readiness for integration by securely exchanging information with an unrelated partner within one hour.

The Health Story Project participated and was successful in exchanging a clinical document within the challenge deadline with TWO separate demonstration partners across the showroom floor. A History & Physical was sent by way of the Verizon Medical Data Exchange to the STEM Transition of Care Pilot and to EMR vendor, OnBase, using HL7 Consolidated CDA.

HIMSS12This reveals the effectiveness of the Consolidated CDA standard for exchange of health data at a moment's notice. Consolidated CDA is a recommended standard for clinical documents in the proposed rule supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2.

About Health Story The Health Story Project was founded four years ago by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Clinical Documentation Industry Association, Lantana Consulting Group, and M*Modal. It is now a collaborative of over two dozen healthcare vendors, providers and associations. Health Story accelerates development of HL7 Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) Implementation Guides for common types of electronic healthcare documents, brings them through the HL7 ballot process and promotes their adoption within the industry. Over the previous four years, the initiative produced the first set of national data standards for clinical documents - use of which supports requirements for Meaningful Use of EHRs. Health Story Promoter members include Fujitsu, Inofile, Lantana Consulting Group, M*Modal, Nuance, Optum and Verizon.

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For more information contact:
Joy Kuhl, The Health Story Project,