Share Data Seamlessly With Other Systems and Devices


Share Data Seamlessly With Other Systems and Devices

To deliver effective care, providers should be able to work together and assemble a comprehensive picture of each individual patient’s health. Yet, all too often, healthcare IT systems don’t communicate well with one another, making it difficult, time-consuming or even impossible to obtain and share the patient data providers need. This type of patient record software incompatibility isn’t just inconvenient and inefficient; often, it can be dangerous.

To help solve this issue, Modernizing Medicine® is committed to advancing health IT interoperability.

Each year, interoperability has the ability to lower healthcare costs in the U.S. by a projected

What Is Health IT Interoperability?

Interoperability refers to the ability of healthcare IT systems and medical devices to communicate and share meaningful, useful data. This involves tech within your practice (e.g., your EHR software, practice management and imaging systems), as well as tech used by other providers (e.g., a hospital EHR or a Lab Information System [LIS]).

We’re working hard to help our clients achieve semantic interoperability—the ability of different systems to exchange information with unambiguous, shared meaning—all while securely transmitting information between systems. This functionality could allow you to safely access relevant, up-to-date data from other providers nationwide with just one click.

The potential benefits are extensive:

How Modernizing Medicine Can Help You Achieve Interoperability

CommonWell Health Alliance

CommonWell Health Alliance is a not-for-profit trade association of health IT companies working to create universal access to health data nationwide.

As a Contributor Member of CommonWell, we help develop guidance and governance strategies for the Alliance. We also have an opportunity to develop and support technology that implements CommonWell specifications.

Strong Technological Foundations

From the beginning, we’ve built our EMA products and services based on technical specifications that facilitate health IT interoperability.

Our specialty-specific EMA products are:

  • Cloud-based
  • Protected by robust security practices
  • Compliant with common interoperability standards
  • Based almost entirely on structured data
  • Capable of sharing structured data with third parties through an application programming interface (API)

Using HL7 protocols, EMA is able to exchange the following data formats:

  • Standard Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs)
  • Demographics (ADTs)
  • Scheduling information and notifications (SIU)
  • Detailed financial transactions (DFT)
  • Order messages (ORM)
  • Observation results (ORU)

As our company continues to grow, we’re investing in our health IT interoperability capabilities to give us more robust, scalable solutions to meet evolving client needs. Our commitment to expanding interoperability with our electronic medical record systems is paramount in our plans for the future.

Interfaces and Partnerships

We pride ourselves on being a reliable, cooperative partner for health IT interoperability, and our clients attest to our proven track record of successful interfaces. If we don’t already have a system interface that’s important for you, let us know. As long as interfacing is technologically feasible, our team will explore setting it up for you.

Practice Management (PM) Systems

To give your practice a seamless, all-in-one solution, we developed an innovative PM system as part of our specialty-specific suites. Built with the help of specialist doctors and their staff, it fully integrates with EMA. However, we also interface with over 100 third-party PM systems and can exchange demographic, financial and scheduling information.

Pathology Labs

EMA communicates orders and results with over 150 pathology and clinical labs nationwide. EMA can also send certain labs relevant patient data, including:

  • Digital photographic lab orders
  • History of present illness
  • CCDs
  • And more

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

Modernizing Medicine interfaces with multiple HIEs. We allow you to optionally exchange data, such as:

  • Demographics
  • Visit notes
  • Lab results
  • Radiology reports
  • Pathology and clinical lab reports
  • Discharge summaries
  • And more


EMA can send data to:

  • Healthmonix’s MIPSPRO™
  • Our own Specialized Registries
  • The Modernizing Medicine Inc. Qualified MIPS CQM (for MIPS Quality, PI and IA)
  • State registries, including cancer, immunization and syndromic surveillance registries
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS® Registry
  • The American Academy of Dermatology’s DataDerm™ (coming soon)


We also work alongside hospital electronic health record vendors to establish interfaces that make it easy to exchange demographics, financial transactions, scheduling information and finalized visit notes with hospitals.

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