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NATE Partnering With CMS to Establish Blue Button on FHIR Pilot

National Association for Trusted Exchange (NATE) and the Blue Button on FHIR team at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have begun working together to collaboratively establish a trust mechanism for consumer-facing applications that wish to access CMS beneficiary data via APIs. As part of the Blue Button on FHIR pilot, NATE will extend its administrative tools and governance processes to help demonstrate how CMS (and potentially other data holders with APIs designed to disclose PHI to an application chosen by a consumer) can leverage the private sector's existing trust communities without building isolated and duplicative government-administered communities. To find out more about the Blue Button on FHIR pilot and the latest from CMS, check out the following links:   

NATE will soon be recruiting partners for this project. Interested parties are encouraged to sign up here: NATE Consumer API Community of Interest.

NATE is pleased to welcome Omedix, the newest participant in the NATE Blue Button for Consumers (NBB4C) Trust Bundle. Omedix's Patient Engagement Platform provides medical practices and health care organizations with convenient, cost-effective, and user-friendly solutions designed to enhance patient satisfaction, office efficiency, and quality of care.

Source: National Association for Trusted Exchange