Getting Started

Exchanging electronic health records with Social Security over the eHealth Exchange is a multifaceted undertaking that requires commitments of time, energy, and resources. While your organization will incur project costs, we have developed a tool that can help your organization analyze the costs against benefits you may realize as a result of this project. From a technical perspective, we have a wealth of experience with the process of joining the eHealth Exchange and working with organizations interested in becoming interoperable with Social Security. In preparing to get started, it can be helpful to review your organization’s system and personnel resource readiness.

Your Systems

As your organization pursues a strategy to exchange electronic health records with Social Security, we welcome the opportunity to share our experiences to help guide you in developing those capabilities. We have found that organizations that support the national set of health IT standards and specifications with a high level of HIMSS EMR Adoption are able to complete the process successfully. These systems maintain complete physician documentation with structured templates and discrete data.

Your People

Part of the partnership process involves working closely with Social Security’s dedicated teams of technical experts. Organizations who have successfully partnered with us were able to dedicate individuals to work alongside our team to tackle the project. We will be happy to work with you to get started and will share the lessons we’ve learned throughout the implementation activities.

Next Steps

If you are ready to take the next steps we'd love to hear from you.


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