Bridge Earns Cures Act (g)(10) FHIR API Certification
- John Deutsch
- February 22, 2023
Bridge is proud to announce we have achieved 21st Century Cures Act (g)(10) FHIR API certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) on November 29th, 2022.
This new certification is recognized as the most stringent one to date under the 21st Century Cures Act and requires the use of Health Level 7 (HL7®) FHIR standards. The (g)(10) specifications advance interoperability and facilitate real-time health information exchange between providers, patients, and health plans, and empowers patients by mandating the right to access their health data. From Bridge’s patient engagement platform, data can be made available through the FHIR API allowing patients to view, exchange, and use their full electronic health information on a third-party app.
By earning (g)(10) certification, Bridge enables healthcare providers and EHR developers an easy path to compliance. Healthcare providers can implement a FHIR-compliant API within just two weeks, while channel partners and EHR vendors who white label Bridge can achieve compliance through Bridge’s platform, rather than certifying through their own development work.
Signed into law on December 13th, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act is designed to increase choice and access for patients and providers with many provisions focused on advancing interoperability and banning developers from information blocking.
Bridge’s CHPL listing detailing its certification can be found here: https://chpl.healthit.gov/#/listing/9540