Automating, Simplifying Health Reporting: Westat Supports MedMorph Pilot
Westat partnered with multiple New York clinics and their electronic health record (EHR) vendor, MDLand, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) pilot project called Making Electronic Data More Available for Research and Public Health (MedMorph). The goal of the MedMorph pilot was to use Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) and other relevant health data and exchange standards to automate patient data exchange in order to improve the timeliness and quality of data received by public health and research organizations.
MedMorph provides a common technical infrastructure that seeks to increase health data interoperability while decreasing provider and patient burden. The lessons learned from the MedMorph Hepatitis C pilot are informing further use cases being worked on by Westat including its implementation within cancer registries and health care survey data gathering.