Health Information Technology/Interoperability

Since 2005, the Society has partnered various industry and other stakeholders to identify areas of clinical practice where gaps or "pain points" limits clinicians’ abilities to provide optimal care and  develop electrophysiology-specific standards that can be used to facilitate interoperable EHR systems.

Regulatory Agencies

2019 HRS White Paper on Interoperability of Data from Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

On May 8, 2019, the Society released the HRS White Paper on Interoperability of Data from Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices, which provides a brief overview of U.S. federal initiatives to promote interoperability of data, the requirements needed to communicate data between information technology systems in a way that permits the sending and receiving systems to understand and process the data, a summary of the work of HRS to date, and finally strategies for clinicians seeking an environment in which they can manage their cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) patient data in a single IT system. 

Read the White Paper 

2019 RFI: Action on Interoperability of Medical Devices, Data, and Platforms to Enhance Patient Care

The NITRD Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group (HITRD IWG) requests input to collect information on new approaches from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations, to solve the interoperability issues between medical devices, data, and platforms.

On March, 14, 2019, the Society submitted preliminary information related to this RFI. 

2018- Draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHR

In October 2018, the Office of National Coordinator released the draft "Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHR", which  outlines three overarching goals designed to reduce clinician burden related to Health IT:

  • Reduce the effort and time required to record health information in EHRs for clinicians;
  • Reduce the effort and time required to meet regulatory reporting requirements for clinicians, hospitals, and healthcare organizations; and
  • Improve the functionality and intuitiveness (ease of use) of EHRs.

In January 2019, the Society submitted letter commenting on the draft strategy.  Read the letter

2014 FDASIA Health IT Report

In July 20104, HRS submitted public comments in response to the 2014 FDASIA Health IT Report: Proposed Risk Based Regulatory Framework.

Read the letter