Lexmark joins healthcare industry leaders with commitment to make electronic health information work better for patients and providers
LEXINGTON, KY – September 22, 2016 – Lexmark International, a global technology leader, today announced the company’s formal pledge of commitment to interoperability and the seamless flow of health information. Lexmark joins many of the nation’s leading healthcare technology companies and large health systems with its commitment to implement and improve interoperability, enabling the exchange and use of electronic health information to improve patient outcomes, while allowing providers to access the information in a more productive way.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) organized a formal commitment pledge that focuses on the following three core commitments:
- Improve customer access to help people easily and securely access their electronic health records and direct it to any desired location
- Prevent information blocking to help providers share an individual’s health information with other providers and their patients whenever permitted by law
- Implement federally recognized, national interoperability standards, policies, guidelines and best practices.
“Information needed to effectively treat patients is not limited to what is stored in electronic health records (EHRs) but includes clinical images, photos, documents and other objects scattered throughout the enterprise. Our software allows these other important pieces of unstructured content to follow a patient where and when it is needed, across organizational, health IT and geographic boundaries,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. “With this pledge and support of the ONC, Lexmark is furthering its commitment to quality care and the improved engagement of providers, patients and policymakers in interoperability.”
Lexmark Healthcare has been at the forefront of meeting national interoperability standards through its long-standing participation in the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Connectathon events in the U.S. and Europe. Lexmark recently announced that the company is one of eight healthcare technology companies participating in Image Share Validation Program, sponsored by RSNA in collaboration with the Sequoia Project.
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