Canadian integration engine company offers free solution to help healthcare providers exchange data with the state immunization registry.
TORONTO, May 20, 2014 – iNTERFACEWARE®, a software provider committed to simplifying healthcare integration, today announced the launch of an initiative to assist healthcare providers in the state of California fulfill the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirement of immunization data exchange.
iNTERFACEWARE will be hosting a workshop from 11am to 2pm on June 18th at Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles to demonstrate their working solution that enables providers to successfully exchange data with the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). The workshop is being offered free of charge with a catered lunch and is open to the public. To register for the workshop, visit the CAIR workshop registration page.
In order to receive federal financial incentives, healthcare providers must meet a series of requirements to demonstrate their use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology in a “meaningful” way. Included in these “Meaningful Use” requirements are various public health reporting objectives such as immunization data submission.
When iNTERFACEWARE noticed a number of their Californian customers making identical support inquiries, it was evident that many providers were struggling to meet the immunization data exchange requirement. Conversations with these customers revealed that the problem might be widespread throughout the state.
Dustin Fennell, Vice President and CIO of Mission Community Hospital located in San Fernando Valley explains: “Through talking with other providers in the state, we knew we weren’t the only ones having trouble getting this to work. Fortunately for us, within a couple days of submitting our support inquiry, we had a working solution. iNTERFACEWARE’s decision to make this solution publicly available at no cost is of real value to California healthcare.”
iNTERFACEWARE recognized an opportunity to contribute to the success of connected healthcare; something the company is passionate about and ultimately was the motivating factor behind the decision to offer the solution to all providers in California and not just their customer base.
“It really wasn’t a difficult decision for us,” explains Eliot Muir, CEO of iNTERFACEWARE. “With IGUANA (iNTERFACEWARE’s integration engine), we were able to build a working module in a couple of days. When we heard of the difficulty surrounding the immunization interfaces in California, we decided to help. We are very passionate about technology’s role in healthcare. For us, it just made sense.”
Submitting provider data to immunization registries is vital to their effectiveness. It makes the information readily available for other providers and institutions, such as schools. Giving providers historical immunization data helps keep patient vaccinations up-to-date and as a result reduces vaccine-preventable diseases and over-vaccination.
For those unable to attend the workshop and would like more information regarding iNTERFACEWARE’s CAIR package, please visit: https://blog.interfaceware.com/meaningful-use-cair-package/
iNTERFACEWARE® simplifies the exchange of electronic healthcare data among disparate systems with its integration engine, IGUANA®. Hospitals and healthcare organizations are able to seamlessly transfer electronic information without the need to replace existing systems, thereby improving patient care while reducing costs. For more information, visit www.interfaceware.com.
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Mike St. Jacques
Director, Marketing and Communications