POSP Vendor Conformance &
Usability Requirements (VCUR) Project Team Background and Archive
CHITTA has entered into an agreement
with Albertas Physician Office Systems Program (POSP) to provide
the input from the Vendor community for the Vendor Conformance &
Usability Requirements (VCUR) Task Force that was publicly announced
on August 23, 2002.
As a joint program of the Alberta
Medical Association (AMA) and Alberta Health and Wellness, POSPs
vision is to establish a physician office information infrastructure
that is integrated with the provincial health information system.
This means that physician offices should be able to freely communicate
with other physician offices, with free-standing sources of information
such as labs, community diagnostic imaging clinics, and pharmacies,
with regional health authorities, government data repositories,
The VCUR Task Force is charged
with defining a target state for physician offices systems that
will support the objective of an integrated health information system.
As a consequence of the agreement:
- All vendor communication and
consultation brought to the VCUR task force will be channeled
- CHITTA is represented on the
Task Force and its working groups by members of the CHITTA Standing
Committee on Physician Office Systems; these representatives will
take an industry-wide, rather than vendor-specific, approach.
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