Canadian integration engine company offers free solution to help
healthcare providers exchange data with the state immunization
TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - iNTERFACEWARE®, a software provider committed to simplifying healthcare integration,
today announced the launch of an initiative to assist healthcare
providers in the state of California fulfill the Meaningful Use Stage 2
requirement of immunization data exchange.
iNTERFACEWARE will be hosting a workshop from 11am to 2pm on June 18th at Hotel Palomar in Los Angeles to demonstrate their working solution that enables providers to
successfully exchange data with the California Immunization Registry
(CAIR). The workshop is being offered free of charge with a catered
lunch and is open to the public. To register for the workshop, visit
the CAIR workshop registration page.
In order to receive federal financial incentives, healthcare providers
must meet a series of requirements to demonstrate their use of
Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology in a "meaningful" way.
Included in these "Meaningful Use" requirements are various public
health reporting objectives such as immunization data submission.
When iNTERFACEWARE noticed a number of their Californian customers
making identical support inquiries, it was evident that many providers
were struggling to meet the immunization data exchange requirement.
Conversations with these customers revealed that the problem might be
widespread throughout the state.
Dustin Fennell, Vice President and CIO of Mission Community Hospital
located in San Fernando Valley explains: "Through talking with other
providers in the state, we knew we weren't the only ones having trouble
getting this to work. Fortunately for us, within a couple days of
submitting our support inquiry, we had a working solution.
iNTERFACEWARE's decision to make this solution publicly available at no
cost is of real value to California healthcare."
iNTERFACEWARE recognized an opportunity to contribute to the success of
connected healthcare; something the company is passionate about and
ultimately was the motivating factor behind the decision to offer the
solution to all providers in California and not just their customer
"It really wasn't a difficult decision for us," explains Eliot Muir, CEO
of iNTERFACEWARE. "With IGUANA (iNTERFACEWARE's integration engine), we were able to build a working
module in a couple of days. When we heard of the difficulty surrounding
the immunization interfaces in California, we decided to help. We are
very passionate about technology's role in healthcare. For us, it just
Submitting provider data to immunization registries is vital to their
effectiveness. It makes the information readily available for other
providers and institutions, such as schools. Giving providers
historical immunization data helps keep patient vaccinations up-to-date
and as a result reduces vaccine-preventable diseases and
For those unable to attend the workshop and would like more information
regarding iNTERFACEWARE's CAIR package, please visit: http://blog.interfaceware.com/company/meaningful-use-cair-package/
iNTERFACEWARE® simplifies the exchange of electronic healthcare data
among disparate systems with its integration engine, IGUANA®. Hospitals
and healthcare organizations are able to seamlessly transfer electronic
information without the need to replace existing systems, thereby
improving patient care while reducing costs. For more information,
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Mike St. Jacques
Director, Marketing and Communications