4th Annual Current and Future State of Interoperability Panel Discussion

When: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 – 2:15 pm ET

On our 4th annual Current and Future State of Interoperability, our moderator and panelists discuss two complimentary access rules that look to move the entire industry to full-scale Interoperability.

The Interoperability and Patient Access rules are the driving force behind the belief that patients own their health data and need to be able to easily access it. Together, the two rules – one from CMS and the other from the ONC – address both technical and healthcare industry factors that have historically created industry barriers to Interoperability. Both rules also support Interoperability and data blocking as part of implementing the 21st Century Cures act.

Join moderator healthcare attorney Matt Fisher and this year’s line-up of industry leaders as the panel discuss the impact of these two rules set to go in to effect in 2020, as well as farther-reaching implications. The roundtable topics for discussion will include:

  • Adoption and use of APIs as the infrastructure for Interoperability
  • Adoption of the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) as a standard for defining core data
  • Adoption of FHIR as a standard
  • How the rules address Information blocking and export of Electronic Health Information (EHI)
  • Intellectual property- How can health IT companies compete and protect their IP in an open marketplace
  • How will providers, vendors and payer prepare to deliver clinical EHI on request
  • How do the rules address patient safety and promote the development of safer health IT applications and practices
  • How do the rules impact patient privacy and the security of health data



Matt R. Fisher, Esq., Mirick O’Connell

Matt is a Partner with Mirick O’Connell. He is the chair of the firm’s Health Law Group and a member of the firm’s Business Group. Matt focuses his practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. Matt’s health law practice includes advising clients on complying with requirements of HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other regulations in the context of daily operations, contractual arrangements, and relationships. He is the co-chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s Distance Learning Committee and a Vice-chair of both the Emerging Issues in Health Law Conference Planning Committee and Marketing Committee. He is also the host of Healthcare de Jure (#HCdeJure) on HealthcareNOW Radio.


Dave Cassel, Executive Director of Carequality

Jeff Coughlin, Senior Director, Federal & State Affairs for HIMSS

Chris Muir, Director, Standards Division, ONC

John Nebergall, VP of J2 Global