Edifecs, Inc., a global health information technology solutions company, today issued a statement in response to the release of The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology final rules for the 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule. The following statement is issued by Edifecs on behalf of its President and CEO, Sunny Singh:
“Edifecs fully supports the tremendous work of the ONC and CMS to move both our healthcare system and the state of patient data access into the future. With an industry focused, now more than ever, on patient-centered care, the exchange of healthcare information, beyond just payers and providers, is the new frontier – one that we, at Edifecs, have been anticipating for years. Unlocking healthcare data for consumers empowers them as true agents of our interoperability efforts. This final ruling marks the next wave of standards that are critical to resolving many of healthcare’s challenges, including care coordination, quality measurement and sharing medical documentation in real-time.
“As a founding member of HL7’s Da Vinci Project, we have worked in lockstep with our customers and other industry leaders to adapt our products. Edifecs’ Smart Trading architecture is purpose designed to connect healthcare data trading partners in seamless exchange of clinical documents, claims, pharmaceutical usage and all standardized forms of patient data. Edifecs is committed to equipping the industry, especially our customers, with scalable and efficient technology that has the power to manage this exponential growth in data across the healthcare continuum.
“Edifecs offers its full support to the CMS and ONC and applauds this significant step forward on the advancement of interoperability and protecting patient privacy – a mission we are deeply committed to through meaningful healthcare technology innovation.”
For more than 20 years, Edifecs’ suite of data exchange technology has equipped health plans, providers, government agencies and ACOs with solutions that enable scalable interoperability, assuring compliance, correlating clinical and administrative data and delivering real-time visibility of each partner data exchange.
Edifecs develops innovative, cost-cutting information technology solutions to transform the global healthcare marketplace. Since 1996, Edifecs technology has helped healthcare providers, insurers, pharmacy benefit management companies and other trading partners trim waste, reduce costs and increase revenues. More than 350 healthcare customers today use Edifecs solutions to simplify and unify financial and clinical transactions. In addition, Edifecs develops supply chain management solutions to support worldwide customers in non-healthcare industry segments. Edifecs is based in Bellevue, WA, with operations internationally. Learn more about us at www.edifecs.com.