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Oct 24 2011   11:36AM GMT

MGMA 11 spotlights new tools for health information exchange



Posted by: Jenny Laurello
CDA, Clinical Document Architecture for Unstructured Documents, Compliance, Fujitsu, MGMA, MGMA 11, ONC, Standards

At the MGMA 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas today, Fujitsu introduced a new tool charged with facilitating the exchange of health care information between health care providers and systems. Using the Clinical Document Architecture for Unstructured Documents standard, which Fujitsu helped pioneer under the guidelines of HL7, the new device changes the way in which providers exchange information with one another by offering a two-way standards-based exchange. The company expects it to be a more secure and cost effective alternative to fax.

The Fujitsu 6010N and NS1800 are network scanners that, when used with Inofile software from Osmosyz, are designed to be a new touch-point into EMRs and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).

Fujitsu and Osmosyz worked with representatives from a cross-section of clinical care providers, health care vendors and affiliate groups as a part of the Health Story Project for two years to develop and publish the implementation guidelines for unstructured documents. Now, the technology has also been identified by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as being fundamental to “interoperability” requirements soon to be announced in the Stage II Meaningful Use criteria.

For more information on the new standards and the interoperable technology that meets international standards for information exchange, read Fujitsu’s post on their ScanSnap Community site.

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