The InterOp Station

The InterOp Station

Published: 10/23/2020 – 

The MiHIN Group’s InterOp Station is a fully FHIR-enabled platform that facilitates broad healthcare data interoperability.  It has been designed to provide HIE functionality required by the 21st Century Cures Act and the associated ONC/CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rules with a minimum burden and maximum ease of use for stakeholders. The InterOp Station leverages the latest industry standards including FHIR® 4.0.1 & USCDI and adheres to CARIN Alliance Blue Button and Da Vinci implementation guides, including: Da Vinci Prior Authorization, Da Vinci Clinical Data Exchange, Da Vinci Plan Net, Da Vinci Payer Data Exchange US Drug Formulary, and Da Vinci Data Exchange for Quality Measures.

The InterOp Station intakes a wide range of claims and clinical data types from a myriad of disparate sources, converts them all to FHIR resources, and houses it in a cohesive, secure cloud environment.  From there, a patient may request their data using a third-party app of their choice via an API call.  Authorized payers may also request historical data from other payers as required by the final rules.

Currently, several stakeholders in Michigan and nationally have elected to implement the InterOp Station and our technical teams are building out the core functionality to meet the CMS/ONC deadline of Jan. 1, 2021.

While originally focused on final rule requirements, the InterOp Station provides a foundational platform with wide-ranging potential because for the first time, all clinical and claims data available will be in one environment and in one format.  This represents a huge leap forward in health information exchange and interoperability, and we look forward to conceptualizing and building the next wave of InterOp Station functionality with our stakeholder community.