|Mirth Exchange Overview|
Mirth Exchange is an initiative aimed at transforming healthcare delivery, quality, and safety by making high-value, standards-based interoperability solutions available to all stakeholders across the healthcare community on an open source basis.
Mirth Exchange is the industry’s first repository of health information exchange interfaces and associated assets — documentation, sample messages, specifications, test harnesses, forums, issue tracking, and utilities — made available on a free and open source basis for community-driven development, testing, sharing, and refinement.
Mirth Exchange will fast-track healthcare interoperability by making common interfaces (aka Mirth Connect “Channels”) available for sharing and re-use, reducing time and cost barriers to interoperability. For example, an HIE can make available interfaces that they’ve invested in available to other HIEs and vice-versa. This will speed interoperability for all HIEs and, of course, other healthcare organizations. Hospitals, health systems, clinics and laboratories can do likewise.
Coupled with Mirth Connect, the leading open source interface engine, Mirth Exchange provides a platform for implementing and disseminating standards-based open source interoperability solutions. These solutions will help simplify the integration of legacy HIT systems, Meaningful Use platforms, and Health IT systems joining the NHIN.
See our call to action for more information about why your organization should contribute to Mirth Exchange.