FHIR® as the Future – Beyond Compliance with 1upHealth

Why Compliance is Not Enough to Achieve Interoperability 

As far as buzzwords go in healthcare, there is none quite as popular as “interoperability”—the ability for one system to exchange and/or make use of information from another system. It is discussed, and clearly is a shared focus, across US healthcare regulatory agencies: the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) 21st Cures Act, which introduced the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA); the US Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) standard; and, perhaps most notably, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Information Blocking Final Rule, which includes requirements to facilitate the sharing of information both with members and with other relevant health plans.

But accomplishing true interoperability in healthcare is proving to be challenging, and monetary investment is lacking. While there are many factors that could ultimately be impacting the lack of investment, three stand out.

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This article was originally published by Journal of AHIMA on April 11, 2022.

At 1upHealth, we are passionate about helping our customers move beyond compliance. Purpose-built on FHIR, our 1up Platform is an intelligent, adaptive platform created from FHIR® to support a wide range of use cases – delivering broad-scale interoperability across a patient-centered network of over 10,000 clinical and payer endpoints.

About Journal of AHIMA:

Journal of AHIMA is the official publication of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and focuses on a wide range of topics relevant to HIM professionals, including the privacy and security of patient health information. The publication reaches nearly 44,000 readers a month. 

About 1upHealth: 

1upHealth is the leading FHIR® platform that connects an ecosystem of payers, providers, patients, life sciences, and app developers within a trusted interoperability network. Unlike legacy enterprise companies, 1upHealth was created and built with the modern healthcare infrastructure in mind. The 1up FHIR® platform is serverless with cloud-native applications that transform data at enterprise scale with greater ease and simplicity to improve patient outcomes, drive population-level analytics and enable medical innovation. Founded in 2017, the company is connected to more than 10,000 clinical and payer endpoints with best-in-class FHIR® APIs. Gartner designated 1upHealth a “Cool Vendor in Healthcare Interoperability” for its FHIR® platform.

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