Ascension Health, Vanderbilt UMC unveil Center for Medical Interoperability HQ

The Center for Medical Interoperability on April 6 opened its headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.

The center is a joint initiative of Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America; Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems; Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health; St. Louis-based Ascension Health; and Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center, among other U.S. healthcare providers.

The center, which serves as a research and development laboratory, will bring its members together to develop new interoperability solutions. Technical experts and engineers will develop IT architectures and interfaces to help health systems share data between medical devices and EHRs. The center will also certify devices and software that meet its technical specifications.

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