MD FIRE

Date: October 16, 2008 – Pesent
Collaborators: Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham, Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Medicine, US Department of Veterans Affairs, American Society of Anesthesiologists


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 fully interoperable 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, which convened experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham, Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and CIMIT. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) joined as a signatory in 2012, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists joined in 2015.

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

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.

Versions of MD FIRE

MD FIRE Version 2.6 (Jan 2018)

MD FIRE Version 2.5 (Nov 2017)

MD FIRE V1 (Oct 2008) 

Participating Organizations

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