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Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability Collaboration Website
Please Note: CMS has completed and closed EMDI pilot programs. Any new pilot applications will not be accepted. Providers, Document Transfer Vendors, EHRs, and Health IT systems willing to implement provider-to-provider interoperability can find documentation, resources, and reference pilot findings on EMDI Collaboration Website and HL7 FHIR based Post-Acute Order (PAO) (DME-Orders) Implementation guide. For further guidance on involvement in other interoperability initiative, please visit ‘Other Related Interoperability Initiatives’ section.
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EMDI Program Overview
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) program supports the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) standards and interoperability programs. EMDI facilitates and expands the secure electronic exchange of health information among organizations in accordance with nationally recognized standards.
The EMDI Program aims to:
- Reduce administrative burden for providers
- Increase interoperability among systems and organizations across the public and private sectors
- Improve provider-to-provider communication