Medical Device "Free Interoperability Requirements for the Enterprise" (MD FIRE) comprises a white paper and sample RFP and contracting language to promote the adoption of fully interoperable medical devices and systems in support of patient safety.
A Living Document
Released on October 16, 2008, the MD FIRE document was drafted by the MD PnP Program's Interoperability Contracting Requirements Working Group, with convened experts from Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT), Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente and Johns Hopkins.
The MD FIRE document contains background and rationale, sample RFP terms and sample contract terms, and may be shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
The latest version of the MD FIRE document
was released in August, 2012, and adds the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a signatory.
We welcome proposed changes and additions to the MD FIRE document. Please send your questions and edits to Mike Robkin
, MD FIRE Project Leader. Questions will be used to produce a FAQ.
Download the latest version of MD FIRE here
Download the original version MD FIRE V1 here
Participating Healthcare Delivery Organizations
We invite your collaboration as a signatory organization. Contact us
to become one of our participating healthcare delivery organizations.