The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) and the Center for Medical Interoperability are teaming up on technical initiatives to enable clinical apps to easily and securely access health information. The two provider-led, nonprofit organizations will leverage complementary strengths to develop compatible architectures and platforms to facilitate the flow of data from the patient to clinical applications and services that can enhance care.
The Center serves as a cooperative R&D arm for health systems, guiding innovation and providing a vendor-neutral focal point to work with solution providers. It is enabling health systems with a platform that makes it easier and less expensive to share clinically rich data across medical devices and IT systems. HSPC is focused on developing a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform for healthcare utilizing current cross-industry standards, healthcare-centric knowledge coupled terminology models based on the Clinical Element and HL7/CIMI models. Together, HSPC and the Center will leverage the unified voice of healthcare organizations to drive industry alignment and accelerate innovation and time to market.
“From the beginning, HSPC recognized the importance of provider leadership. The membership of HSPC, combined with that of the Center, represents a strong market force to achieve cross healthcare interoperability. Working closely with the Center, we will focus on addressing clinical and business needs that positively impact patient outcomes and the experience for all care providers,” said Oscar Diaz, chief executive officer of HSPC.