The national association representing not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans has welcomed Smile Digital Health to its Preferred Vendor program under the categories of Software and Implementation Services Provider.
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) has selected Smile, the leading FHIR® data platform and global provider of enterprise-grade FHIR solutions, as a Preferred Vendor.
ACAP represents 77 not-for-profit safety net health plans through public health coverage programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Marketplaces. Altogether, ACAP plans serve more than 20 million enrollees nationally, focusing on improving health outcomes for economically underprivileged people and those living with serious health issues. The ACAP Preferred Vendor Program provides streamlined access to pre-approved vendors that are uniquely suited to address the safety net health plans’ needs.
“Like everyone else in the industry, Safety Net Health Plans have taken up an intense interest in improving the interoperability of their data and assuring that their data warehouses conform to best-in-class standards. We’re pleased that Smile has joined ACAP’s circle of Preferred Vendors—we look forward to learning from them.”
“Smile Digital Health is honored to join ACAP’s selective Preferred Vendor Program,” said Clement Ng, Smile Digital Health Co-Founder and VP of Sales and Marketing. “ACAP members’ commitment to serving vulnerable populations aligns perfectly with our company’s mission to foster #BetterGlobalHealth by providing standardized data access models that avoid vendor lock in and provide patients greater control of their health data.”
In addition to their commercial solution, Smile is also the maintainer of HAPI FHIR, the open source reference implementation of HL7 FHIR in Java and the most widely deployed FHIR implementation globally with over 50,000 downloads a month.
“With CMS and ONC Interoperability and Patient Access regulation compliance deadlines fast approaching, the pressure is on US payers to enable the exchange of health data with their members and other health plans using FHIR,” noted Drew Hannah, Smile Digital Health Director of US Business Development and member of the ONC Tiger Team on Certification. “Our experience implementing FHIR solutions with US payers put us in a great position to help ACAP members accelerate compliance in a cost effective manner and leverage our expertise with FHIR to enable more transparent care and better health outcomes.”
Want to learn more about how payers can rapidly implement and scale required features like patient access APIs, provider directories and payer-to-payer data exchange? Get your free copy of our whitepaper on the topic, which includes other valuable insights including what implementation challenges to expect and key characteristics to look for when designing a solution and selecting a vendor.
And to see how Smile's data platform and implementation team can help payers with fast-approaching CMS regulations, check out our Payer’s Roadmap to Compliance.
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