Publications

Electronic Health Record Design Patterns for Patient Safety (September 2017)

Interoperability Success Stories: The Journey Continues (June 2017)

EHR Association Interoperability Recommendations for States Whitepaper (October 19, 2016)

Supporting a Robust Health Information Exchange Strategy with a Pragmatic Transport Framework (June 2011)

EHRVA Privacy and Security Whitepaper (May 2008)

White Paper on Interoperability HIMSS EHRVA Vendor Association (April 2005)

Value of EHRs

Interoperability Collaborative Summary

Tools

Integration of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS) State Landscape

The EHRA's Opioid Crisis Task Force publishes this resource as a service to stakeholders in combating the opioid crisis. The State Landscape agregates mandates, requirements, and usage for each state's integration of PDMPs and EPCS. View/download State Landscape.

Integration of these important tools within the EHR is critical to ensuring clinicians are able to easily access the data and tools they need at the point of care. Variation in the implementation and use of PDMPs and EPCS at the state level has created a barrier for the effective use of EHRs and other health information and technology in the fight against the opioid epidemic. EHRA's Opioid Crisis Task Force will continue to evaluate, add, and update the landscape for furture use.

For key highlights on the problems and recommended solutions EHRA has identified within the state landscape, download our infographic. 

Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Quick Start Guide

The Continuity of Care Document Quick Start Guide (QSG) is provided free of charge by EHR Association, as a service to vendors and others who will be implementing healthcare documents based on the CCD Implementation Guide. EHR Association’s goal is to accelerate implementation of this standard which is endorsed by HIMSS, integral to several key HITSP interoperability specifications and IHE content profiles, and is expected to be required for CCHIT certification.

Download the Continuity of Care Document (CCD) Quick Start Guide

EHR Association Interoperability Roadmap V3

The EHR Association Interoperability Roadmap supports the national goal of interoperable electronic health records and provides a pragmatic, logical plan that will succeed when adopted and implemented by key stakeholders. We provide this Roadmap to mobilize the leadership of healthcare organizations, information technology vendors and other relevant stakeholders to collectively deliver on the vision by incorporating this Roadmap into their plans.

Download the EHR Association Interoperability Roadmap

Comments and questions on the Interoperability Roadmap are welcome. They should be sent to: garnett@himss.org.

CDA/CRS Quick Start Guide

The CDA/CRS Quick Start Guide provides directives for managing clinical content in order to establish healthcare information interoperability. The Guide was developed by Alschuler Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that also worked with the EHR Association on the Quick Start Guide for Simple CDA Release 2.0 Documents.

Download the Quick Start Guide