At CareJourney, we believe that interoperability and open APIs improve patient care and reduce the cost of healthcare. Healthcare improvement is driven with the adoption of open standards that enhance the exchange of healthcare data and give patients access to their health information. Information sharing across the continuum of care is essential to deliver high quality care.
The healthcare industry is moving to a new data standard model and interoperability structure. Recent interoperability rules mandated by CMS and ONC will soon impact both health plans and providers. Proactive infrastructure implementation will allow members to not only meet, but exceed, the mandates and provide the best patient and partnership experience.
CareJourney participates in the drive for interoperability transformation with our president Aneesh Chopra’s involvement in both the Argonaut Project and the CARIN Alliance. The Argonaut Project is an initiative to advance industry adoption of modern, open interoperability standards by creating consistent data standards for the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) API specifications. Working collaboratively with the industry and other FHIR initiatives, the Argonaut Project has designed standardized implementation guides that increase adoption and promote innovation by focusing on high value use cases. This effort has accelerated the adoption of FHIR.
The CARIN Alliance is a bipartisan, multi-sector collaborative whose vision is to rapidly advance the ability for consumers and their caregivers to easily get, use and share their digital health information. The CARIN Alliance works collaboratively to advance the consumer directed exchange of health information. Working groups at the CARIN Alliance seek to reduce the technical and adoption barriers to the exchange of consumer-directed health information by promoting best practices of FHIR-based API implementations.
Additionally, the CARIN Alliance develops policy recommendations for healthcare interoperability to help inform HHS, ONC, OCR, FTC and other regulators.