EHR vendors sign on to interoperability measures, reporting

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Twelve EHR vendors have agreed to adopt a set of metrics and conduct ongoing reporting in an effort to further interoperability.

The consensus occurred at the KLAS Keystone Summit in Utah. The vendors "proactively stepped forward to have an independent entity publish transparent measures of health information exchange that can serve as the basis for understanding our current position and trajectory," according to a statement issued by the research firm. "Assisted by leading provider organizations and informatics experts, these executive officers knocked down barriers to arrive at measures to improve interoperability for the public good. Vendors and providers willingly committed to go arm in arm to work closely with Washington to help alleviate the interoperability-measurement burden faced by the government."

Executives at the following companies signed on to the agreement:

  • Allscripts
  • athenahealth
  • Cerner
  • eClinicalWorks
  • Epic
  • GE Healthcare
  • Greenway
  • Healthland
  • McKesson
  • NextGen Healthcare

KLAS is working on a plan to launch the new metrics and reporting system.