Dr. Mostashari’s Last-Minute Interoperability Challenge Allscripts, by partnering with Albany Medical Center, MedAllies and NextGen, handily won an interoperability challenge issued by Dr. Farzad Mostashari, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, at HIMSS last week.  Read Dr. Doug Fridsma’s post on ONC’s Health IT Buzz blog describing the event.  Mostashari’s surprise challenge was this: Send a document via protocols established by the ONC Direct Project along a pathway that has never been used. In other words, prove that Direct (a public/private collaborative focused on developing a scalable, secure, standards-based means of sending authenticated health information via the Internet) is live and working in general, and is not just a set of hard-coded demonstration systems working together. Allscripts and its team not only completed the task successfully but did so with time to spare. Important to note: “This used the test systems of […]