HIE deploys open-source interoperability software

Here comes the first wave of products with "meaningful use" in their names. Open-source health IT company Mirth Corp., has an interoperability program called the Mirth Meaningful Use Exchange (Mirth MUx), and says the system now is being deployed at Redwood MedNet, a health information exchange in Northern California.

As the name suggests, Mirth MUx is intended to help healthcare providers with the data-exchange requirements of the federal regulations for meaningful use of EMRs. The open-source system facilitates secure exchange of clinical information over the Internet, following standards such as HL7, DICOM, ANSI X12 and the Continuity of Care Document. "[It] eliminates the cost and inefficiency of one-off, point-to-point connections by releasing a standard NHIN-enabled gateway configuration," Redwood MedNet Project Manager Will Ross says in a statement from Mirth.

For more information:
- see this Mirth press release