On February 23 Foothold Technology was recognized by the EHR Association for agreeing to adopt the EHR Developer Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct covers general business practices around issues of patient safety, interoperability and data portability, clinical and billing documentation, privacy and security, and patient engagement. It was cited favorably in ONC’s July 2013 Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan.
At a recognition ceremony held at the HIMSS Conference in Orlando, Association Chair Mickey McGlynn addressed Foothold and other vendors, stating that “By adopting the Code of Conduct, your organizations demonstrate leadership and your ongoing commitment to collaborate as trusted partners with customers and the industry.”
The EHR Association engaged many stakeholders in its work on the Code, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF).
Foothold CEO Marlowe Greenberg said, “We’re proud to work with the EHRA Association and uphold the Code of Conduct, reinforcing the pledge to our customers and to the health IT industry to establish, promote and uphold standards of practice that reflect our commitment to support safe healthcare delivery, foster continued innovation, and operate with high integrity.”