HIE Rundown – 3-30-18
Health Information Exchange (HIE) is happening every minute of every day. Your personal health information is moving and being viewed to improve the quality of your healthcare and lower the costs. The job will not be complete until all health records are digital and interoperable. Here’s what’s happening to make that reality.
HIMSS18: Interoperability Showcase and CommonWell TV member videos now available!
Two weeks ago, CommonWell (@CommonWell) closed on its sixth HIMSS, celebrating 5 years since announcing their formation at HIMSS13. Throughout the conference, seven of their CommonWell members participated in the Nationwide Care Transitions use case in the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase. During the live demonstrations, the participants featured CommonWell services built into their software and showed how patient data is shared across health IT systems, provider sites and geographies. In case you missed it, you can view a video of the Interop Showcase demonstration on the CommonWell YouTube station.
Hear our HIMSS Highlight with Andrew Wright, Sr Product Manager from Change Healthcare talking from the Interoperability Showcase at the conference.
2018 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit
Last chance to register for the 2018 9th Annual State Healthcare IT Connect Summit which is bringing together public and private sector thought leaders to share ideas and benchmark implementation strategies of State health IT systems as they move forward with diverse health and human services transformation programs. Summit begins April 5th in Baltimore MD.
GetWellNetwork’s 10th GetConnected Conference Will Drive Discussion Around the Future of Connected Health
GetWellNetwork (@GetWellNetwork) will host its 10th user conference GetConnected 2018 from April 30 to May 3 in National Harbor, Md. The biennial event will bring together more than 500 attendees from hospitals and health systems around the country for three days of education, innovation and collaboration around the increasingly dynamic nature of how and where health care is delivered.
Google looks to address interoperability challenges in healthcare data with new cloud API, says GlobalData
Google has unveiled a new Cloud Healthcare Application Programming Interface (API) at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition 2018 in Las Vegas. The tool enables clients to absorb and manage multiple types of medical data on one platform. The new cloud-based API may help incentivize healthcare organizations to undergo major digitalization projects that involve multiple data types, says leading data and analytics company, GlobalData (@globaldataplc).
News from the ONC
Now Available: 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) Reference Edition – The Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA), an interactive catalog of standards and implementation specifications supporting interoperability in healthcare, has been updated following the public review and comment period that ended on November 20, 2017. The 2018 ISA Reference Edition incorporates many of the comments received, and is intended to provide a “snapshot in time” view of the ISA for the new year. Additional changes and functionality improvements are planned for 2018, so be sure to visit the ISA throughout the year.
Spotlighting Interoperability Proving Ground Programs
The Interoperability Proving Ground (IPG) Spotlight project of the week is: AMA Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI). IHMI brings together health care and technology stakeholders to enable interoperable technology solutions and care models that evolve with real-world use and feedback. IHMI features a digital platform and incorporates essential data elements centered around function, state and patient goals.
Share your interoperability project by submitting a new project at the IPG or update the status of a project that had been posted within the last 90 days. Once a project is submitted or updated, it will be added to the queue to be randomly selected as a featured project. Learn more about the IPG Spotlight.
News from the Sequoia Project
The Sequoia Project (@SequoiaProject) was chartered to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. The ONC transitioned management of its eHealth Exchange to The Sequoia Project for maintenance. Since 2012, the Exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.
News from the CommonWell
CommonWell Health Alliance (@CommonWell) is devoted to the simple vision that health data should be available to individuals and providers regardless of where care occurs. Additionally, provider access to this data must be built-in health IT at a reasonable cost for use by a broad range of health care providers and the people they serve.
Blog series on FHIR
- Ready, Aim, FHIR! How CommonWell is using FHIR
- We Didn’t Start the FHIR…
- CommonWell FHIR-ing out API requests to MEDITECH
News from the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative
SHIEC (@SHIEClive) is the National Trade Association for Health Information Exchange Organizations. It is routine for important data about patients’ ongoing care to reside in multiple unconnected organizations. SHIEC member HIEs use information technology and trusted relationships in their service areas to enable secure, authorized exchange of patient information among disparate providers. By providing enhanced access to all available and relevant patient data SHIEC HIE members aim to improve the quality, coordination, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided in their communities. Read their news feed.
- SHIEC Health IT Partner Program Grew Significantly in 2017
- SHIEC’s Strategic Business & Technology Partner Grows 640% in One Year
- SA groups launch pilot project linking social factors with patient records
ONC Interoperability Pledge
Companies that provide 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide as well as the top five largest health care systems in the country have agreed to implement three core commitments: Consumer Access, No Blocking/Ensuring Transparency, and Standards. The ONC (@ONC_HealthIT) wants vendors to sign a pledge. Is your vendor pledging? Find out who is on the list.
eHealth Initiative Resource Center
Interoperability Files – Check out the new white paper resource in the eHealth Initiative’s (@eHealthDC) Resource Center: Pulse on the Industry: American Hospital Association Annual Survey IT Supplement Brief #2.