Friday at Five: The Quest for Interoperability

Here are five resource items about health data interoperability.

Annual State of Interoperability Virtual Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders

When: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm ET
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Join Answers Media Network and a panel of industry leaders for our 7th annual webcast discussion on the current issues driving Interoperability across the healthcare spectrum. This virtual event will be moderated by EHR certification expert, Jim Tate, who will lead the discussion with panelists:

  • Femi Ladega, Group Chief Digital Officer, Dedalus
  • Paul L Wilder, Executive Director, CommonWell Health Alliance
  • Mari Savickis, Vice President Public Policy, CHIME
  • John Rancourt, Director, Interoperability Division, Office of Policy, ONC

Civitas and DirectTrust Conference Better Together 2022

To quote our friend John Lynn over at Healthcare IT Today, this was the “Woodstock of Interoperability” and it did not disappoint,

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Interoperability: we have technology, data standards, and a compelling use case – so why isn’t everyone on board?

By Susan Bellile – Principal, Clinical, Availity
Twitter: @availity

If you work in healthcare, you have probably heard some variations of the above statement. That’s because healthcare lags far behind other industries when it comes to exchanging an individual’s information across organizational boundaries.

The good news is that the industry is making progress with standards like FHIR and FHIR accelerators such as the HL7 Da Vinci project. Da Vinci’s implementation guides provide a “recipe” for using FHIR standards to address specific industry use cases, like prior authorization.

The bad news is that even with a compelling use case like prior authorization, adoption of FHIR has been slow. In talking with people across the industry, I think it comes down to three key issues.

Read the article.

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