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

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 interoperable and secure medical devices and systems in support of patient safety.
History of the MD FIRE project

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 Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare, Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and CIMIT. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) joined as a signatory in 2012.

The MD FIRE document contains background and rationale for medical device interoperability to improve patient care, and sample RFI and RFP terms. MD FIRE may be shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

The latest version of MD FIRE is V2.5.

We are updating MD FIRE to include cybersecurity requirements and welcome proposed changes and additions to the document. Please send your questions and edits to Drayton Freeman, MD PnP Program Assistant.

Download the original version MD FIRE V1 here.

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