Practice Fusion joins in HHS' Interoperability Pledge

Practice Fusion has joined fellow health IT vendors in signing HHS' Interoperability Pledge, an initiative to unite vendors in a common vision of enabling consumer access, maintaining transparency and implementing interoperability standards.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the initiative at HIMSS16, and 90 percent of vendors have already joined the pledge, including key IT players like Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, Epic, McKesson and MEDITECH.

Health systems have also voice support for the pledge, including Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System, Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America and Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente.

Practice Fusion CEO Tom Langan said in a statement signing the Interoperability Pledge is an affirmation of the company's preexisting commitment to interoperability. "Interoperability is core to our mission: connecting doctors, patients and data to drive better health and save lives….Since 2005, we've been focused on expanding our ability to aggregate clinical data and share it, helping to make healthcare better for everyone."

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