ESAC, Inc. will provide support to the Data Access Framework (DAF) Initiative

December 15, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has awarded ESAC, Inc. a multiyear contract to continue supporting the Data Access Framework (DAF) Initiative.

As Electronic Health Records (EHRs) become more prominent, there are increasing challenges facing healthcare providers to access their patients’ data. These challenges include a lack of standard interfaces to access EHRs within an organization, and a small group of standards to use when retrieving data from outside organizations. The Data Access Initiative looks to create a modular data access framework based on the identified business requirements of the community by leveraging existing standards.

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ESAC significantly improved the quality of bioinformatics applications of the NCI CBIIT program using industry best practices to ensure systems were validated both functionally and scientifically for use by the community.

Program Manager

We are quite impressed with not only by the technical skills provided by ESAC's software engineers but also by the depth and breadth of their subject matter experts who have provided guidance on standards and interoperability, quality assurance, and project management issues.


ESAC continues to be an exceptional collaborator providing on-site contractors with both the expertise for building new tools and data integration platforms, and the subject matter expertise in the biosciences needed to manage projects and provide significant added value beyond the technology development.

Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University Medical Center

ESAC's technical savvy and personable staff provides tremendous value to projects involving multi-center coordination and high dimensional data management. They merge a fundamental understanding of biology with expertise in data quality control and data security. Integrating all of these factors is key to delivering a secure and fast data portal for the scientific community.

Program Manager

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