EHNAC HIE Accreditation Forum

FARMINGTON, Conn.-May 16, 2008 – EHNAC (Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission), the leading accreditation standards organization for Electronic Healthcare Networks, had originally scheduled a public forum at the WEDI meeting during the week of 5/19/07 in Baltimore. The objective was to solicit input from both public and private sector stakeholders regarding development of a health information exchange (HIE) accreditation program that centers around privacy and security policy and business practices.

EHNAC recently commissioned a market scan to assess the barriers and benefits of such an accreditation program. The market scan included perspectives from consumers, federal government, states, hospitals, labs, long term care, payers, physicians, and health information technology vendors. Due to the fact that many organizations have indicated interest in participating in such a forum, the meeting has been postponed, the market scan report will be released at that time and additional details will be forthcoming. Please direct any additional questions to D. Hopkinson, EHNAC operations director at dhopkinson@ehnac.org.
About EHNAC
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC) is a voluntary, self-governing standards development organization (SDO) established to develop standard criteria and accredit organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data. These entities include electronic health networks, payers, financial services firms and e-prescribing solution providers.

EHNAC was founded in 1993 and is a tax-exempt 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Guided by peer evaluation, the EHNAC accreditation process promotes quality service, innovation, cooperation and open competition in healthcare. To learn more, visit http://www.ehnac.org or contact info@ehnac.org.