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MD FIRE: Medical Device "Free Interoperability Requirements for the Enterprise"


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Julian M. Goldman, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, MD PnP Program

John J. Howse, MD
Kaiser Permanente (ret)

James Fackler, MD

Johns Hopkins Medicine

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

Initially 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 license.

The latest version of MD FIRE is V2.5 - released November  2017. Version 2.0 added the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a signatory in August 2012.

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.

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We invite your collaboration as a signatory organization. Contact us to become one of our participating healthcare delivery organizations.