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.
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 Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and 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 the MD FIRE is V2.1 - released October 2014.

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 Drayton Freeman, MD PnP Program Assistant.

Download the latest version of MD FIRE here.
Download the original version MD FIRE V1 here.

Participating Healthcare Delivery Organizations

*founding members

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