ONC certifies Carefluence as first to comply with MU3 interoperability requirements

The ONC has certified Carefluence's open application programming interface platform as compliant with interoperability requirements necessary for meaningful use. Carefluence is the first platform to be certified for its compliance using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard, according to the company.

Carefluence's OpenAPI is a plug-and-play software that uses the FHIR standard to enable interoperability and data exchange. The platform started using the FHIR standard in 2014. "The Carefluence OpenAPI is a living example of a complete FHIR implementation to interconnect any healthcare system, doctor, patient or medical device," said Carefluence CTO Aditya Ayyagari. "It normalizes all incoming requests and data as appropriate FHIR resources."

EHR vendors can license Carefluence's OpenAPI to offer to clients. As part of CMS' new regulations for open API implementation, the ONC has to measure healthcare system's success in achieving "widespread interoperability," and all healthcare providers with a certified EHR must provide an open API to automate requests to access electronic records.

Drummond Group, an ONC-authorized certification body, provided the certification.

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