Health Story is a non profit, informal industry alliance of members who share a vision and mission and who contribute through active participation and annual membership dues.
The project was initiated by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), Medical Transcription Industry Association (MTIA), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and M*Modal and is being managed by Alschuler Associates, LLC and Optimal Accords, LLC.
Approximately 1.2 billion clinical documents are produced in the United States each year. These documents comprise around 60% of clinical information, the majority of physician-attested information and are used as the primary source of information for reimbursement and proof of service. This tremendous source of clinical information is underutilized in current computer-based record systems.
Health Story is an alliance of healthcare vendors, providers and associations that pooled resources over the previous three years in a rapid-development initiative to produce data standards for the flow of information between common types of healthcare documents and electronic health records.
Our Mission: To develop and promote information standards through HL7 that support the flow of information between narrative documents and electronic medical records.
The Health Story Project established the following five-year goals:
- Establish awareness
- Maintain strong coalition
- Publish catalog of data standards through HL7
- Increase market demand for standards
- Earn national endorsement
- Foster widespread adoption of standards
- Declare success
From the Health Story Project website here.