National Health IT Week, September 26th – 30th, kicked off with a message from President Obama on Monday encouraging health care entities to help progress the “secure flow of electronic health information when and where it is needed most”.

At DataFile Technologies, this is what we do every day.  Our healthcare data experts work with covered entities through multiple complex health information management workflows to assist healthcare organizations in providing focused and quality care for patients.

“We’re committed to Health IT.  Whether it’s interoperability, security, access, patient access, we’re part of it, and we are really excited for it”, CEO Janine Akers expressed.

As part of the celebration of National Health IT Week, DataFile Technologies submitted an Interoperability Pledge to HealthIT.gov, joining many other national recognized entities in offering support to progress the concept of interoperability.  The declaration reinforces DataFile’s commitment to continue to develop and enhance work with Health Information Exchanges, Enterprise Data Warehouses, and Electronic Health Record systems to drive information governance pertaining to the HIPAA-compliant flow of protected health information.

DataFile Technologies recognizes that connected care facilitates quality care.  National Health IT Week allows us to recommit to our brand promise of “Cultivating and Connecting Healthcare Data Experts” and to do our part in fostering the growth and future of health information technology and management.

View a National Health IT Week video message from DataFile Technologies CEO Janine Akers

View DataFile’s Interoperability Pledge below:


Interoperability Pledge

September 27th, 2016

At DataFile Technologies, we are “Cultivating and Connecting Healthcare Data Experts”. As a health information management organization, we recognize facilitating protected health information between disparate organizations can be a barrier to connected care. As such, we are actively working to do our part in resolving Release of Information inefficiencies to allow better flow and access of health information, while bearing HIPAA compliance standards in mind.

We at DataFile Technologies share the principle that to achieve an open, connected care for our communities, we all have the responsibility to take action. To further these goals, we commit to the following principles to advance interoperability among health information systems enabling movement of data, which are foundational to the success of delivery system reform.

  •   Consumer Access: To help consumers easily and securely access their electronic health information, direct it to any desired location, learn how their information can be shared and used, and be assured that this information will be effectively and safely used to benefit their health and that of their community.
  •   No Blocking/Transparency: To help providers share individuals’ health information for care with other providers and their patients whenever permitted by law, and not block electronic health information (defined as knowingly and unreasonably interfering with information sharing).
  •   Standards: Implement federally recognized, national interoperability standards, policies, guidance, and practices for electronic health information, and adopt best practices including those related to privacy and security.To demonstrate our commitment, DataFile Technologies will continue to dedicate time and resources to our active work with Health Information Exchanges, Enterprise Data Warehouses, and Electronic Health Record systems pertaining to information governance and facilitating the HIPAA-compliant flow of protected health information.We look forward to being a part of the future of interoperability.Sincerely, Janine B. Akers CEO

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