Surescripts the nation’s largest clinical health information network and part-owned by NACDS, has joined Carequality as a founding member. Carequality is a new industry-driven initiative that will bring together providers, vendors, payers and other stakeholders to enable widespread interoperability in healthcare.
Surescripts, along with other founding members, will provide initial leadership and support for the group as well as ongoing commitment and implementation of its mission. Together with other Carequality members, Surescripts will develop a framework to drive nationwide standards for interoperability. This interoperability framework will improve connectivity, lower costs and ultimately, improve health outcomes by enabling greater patient-centered and collaborative care.
Health information exchange is rapidly evolving, creating a need for a unifying set of requirements that apply universally across networks to enable health information to flow seamlessly and securely. The requirements will be developed in an industry-driven consensus process, with support and participation by the federal government. The goal is to engage a diverse group of stakeholders in a balanced and inclusive way to focus on specific sets of capabilities prioritized by stakeholders. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Carequality website.