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 RFI and RFP procurement 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, which convened experts from the 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, 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.

This link will always point to the latest  version of MD FIRE

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.

Version of MD FIRE:

MD FIRE Version 2.6 (Jan 2018)

MD FIRE Version 2.5 (Nov 2017)

 MD FIRE V1 (Oct 2008)

Participating Organizations

*founding members

Contact us to become one of MD FIRE's participating healthcare delivery organizations.