Qvera releasing QIE Standard, a full-function free interface engine for health information exchange
Introducing a significant advancement for addressing the high cost of interoperability in the electronic exchange of healthcare information, Qvera announces that its interface engine ‘QIE Standard’ will soon be available at no charge. Qvera is demoing QIE Standard at HiMSS, Booth #4881.
QIE Standard gives small, medium and large healthcare enterprises unprecedented access to an easy to use, fully featured interoperability solution without the high costs for acquisition, licensing, maintenance and management.
“We agree the cost of interoperability within healthcare is too expensive,” said Sam Shapiro, president and CEO of Qvera. “We seized the opportunity to remove the cost barrier and make QIE Standard available to everyone. Currently, practices have to choose between either an expensive engine or an open source solution with limited functionality. We decided against limiting the functionality in QIE Standard. Instead, it will be limited in scalability only and when customers outgrow QIE Standard, there are easy and cost effective upgrade options for the Enterprise version.”
When QIE Standard is released later this year, practices will get the benefit of a full-functioning, easy-to-use interface engine without the expense – the same engine that is being used nationwide by more than 1,000 healthcare organizations today. QIE Standard will be limited only in the number of interfaces and transaction throughput.
“The 2015 continuing resolution omnibus ‘Cromnibus’ spending bill introduces the potential of decertification for those EHRs that prevent the electronic exchange of health information – a practice Cromnibus refers to as ‘Data Blocking’. Practices that use these EHRs for Meaningful Use attestation may be at significant risk,” said Shapiro. “We are going beyond lip service and acting on our commitment to driving down the costs of healthcare IT—the timing was right to make QIE Standard freely available to everyone.”
General availability for QIE Standard is planned fall 2015. Qvera will continue to offer QIE Enterprise for those practices that require scalability beyond what QIE Standard offers.