What does all this industry jargon really mean?
The goal of the NBB4C initiative is to make patient-mediated exchange more interoperable. Meaning that providers will be able to securely share health information with their patients and patients will have the ability do what they want with it giving them more control over their care. The bundle offers consumers a pool of consumer facing health applications to pick from; knowing that each is a proven, secure application. This initial NBB4C Trust Bundle contains trusted anchors of consumer-facing applications (CFAs).
“It is our hope that the NBB4C will pave the way for a diverse community of consumer facing applications that patients can choose from to access and manage their health information directly. This kind of patient engagement will have a positive impact on their care individually and on our healthcare system as a whole,” says Aaron Seib, NATE CEO.
InstantPHR is one of only 6 consumer-facing applications (CFAs) who went live in the initial NBB4C launch. To be included in the NBB4C Trust Bundle, applications were required to meet rigorous and specific eligibility criteria created to ensure that patients have a trusted framework for data exchange. InstantPHR’s capability to provide Direct messaging and securely move data from one application to another were driving forces behind our inclusion.
Christina Caraballo Healthcare Strategist for Get Real Health enthuses, “We are really excited and honored to be a part of NATE’s inaugural launch. This is momentous for those of us dedicated to giving consumers access to health data when and where they need it. NATE is truly helping promote the exchange of health data and Get Real looks forward to continuing the journey with them.”
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