HIE Rundown – HIMSS21 Special Edition

Heading to HIMSS21 in Las Vegas in August? Looking to learn more about Interoperability in healthcare? We rounded up some sessions and exhibitors that want to help. Stop by, they will be glad to see you.

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Interoperability and HIE Symposium
Monday, August 9
$350 Early Bird | $350 Advanced | $400 Standard
Additional registration required. Networking breakfast and lunch provided.

Collaborative and equitable access to healthcare thrives when all stakeholders in the care continuum have accurate, timely and appropriate information. True interoperability facilitates this collaboration, enables a person-centered approach, and can address systemic challenges around health equity and access to care.

Explore real-life action plans for meeting the quadruple aim through interoperability. Become better informed with fellow attendees who are committed to transforming health through standards-based interoperability, HIE and emerging technologies.


TEFCA and Interoperability: An Update
Monday, August 9 at 8:45 am – 9:45 am PDT
Venetian, Marco Polo 701
Speakers: Alan Swenson, Executive Director, Carequality and Mariann Yeager, CEO, Sequoia Project

The Sequoia Project and subcontractors, including Carequality, are the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for a single on-ramp for nationwide connectivity for health information exchange. The RCE is responsible for developing, updating, implementing and maintaining the Common Agreement component of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). The Common Agreement will create the baseline technical and legal requirements for health information networks to share electronic health information and is part of the 21st Century Cures Act. The speakers will review the current scope and requirements of the TEFCA and the progress made by the RCE in collaboration with ONC to include the Common Agreement and the Qualified Health Information Network Technical Framework. Opportunities for stakeholder and community input will be presented.


Improving Healthcare Outcomes by Enhancing Data Quality
Wednesday, August 11 at 10:15 am – 11:15 am PST Venetian, Murano 3201
Speaker: Paul Wilder, Executive Director, Commonwell Health Alliance

The journey from data sharing to improved health outcomes is dependent on high-quality clinical data. Without it, it is difficult for providers to make the best clinical decisions possible, and the ability to optimize care processes and coordinated care becomes an impediment to improving health outcomes. CommonWell Health Alliance (CHA), the veterans’ health information exchange, and CHA members have collaborated to create a new Data Quality Framework in order to evaluate real clinical data to establish improvement activities to incrementally improve the quality and consistency. The framework strives to enhance clinicians’ abilities to improve patient outcomes so that data exchanged can be easily ingested into receiving systems and used by clinicians for decision-making.

Unleashing Unstructured Value Through Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday, August 11 at 10:45 am – 11:45 am PDT
Caesars, Booth C200 – Interoperability Showcase – Theater

Unstructured data plagues the healthcare industry, as it resists automation and bogs down workflows. With the implementation of 21st Century Cures Act, more and more information will need to be interoperable outside of your organization. In this session, they will discuss how OCR and Natural Language Processing can close the digital divide in Healthcare.


Activating Your Healthcare Data Supply Chain
Thursday, August 12 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm PST
Venetian, Veronese 2501

Hear three respected health IT leaders explain how understanding the flow of data from a supply chain perspective can help maximize accuracy, fitness for use, trust and value: John Halamka, M.D., M.S. , President, Mayo Clinic Platform, Dave Dirks, MBA, Vice President of Strategy, Intermountain Healthcare, & Nick Stepro, Chief Product Officer, Arcadia.

Stop by these Exhibitors

Consensus Cloud Solutions (primarily known in healthcare as J2 Global or eFax) – An interoperability company supporting direct messaging, digital cloud fax, patient query and ADT e-notifications
Twitter: @ConsensusCare

John Nebergall, Consensus COO will be in Booth #1518 and in Interoperability Showcase

New solutions will be showcased at the Consensus Cloud Solutions booth 1518 as well as during a demonstration titled “AI Enabled Workflow Transformation” taking place at the Interoperability Showcase booth C200-47. During the demonstration clients will follow Dr. Martin, a primary care physician with a medium-sized community practice, as she converts unstructured documents into C-CDAs that can be automated by her EHR – improving her workflow while still maintaining the original file that can be faxed to her local community. This demonstration will take place at Caesars Forum Conference Center, booth C200-47 at 15 minutes past the hour during all exhibit hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

In addition to the new product demonstrations, Consensus Cloud Solutions will present a panel session Unleashing Unstructured Value Through Artificial Intelligence in the Interoperability Showcase starting at 10:45 AM on Wednesday, August 11. The session will explore the difficult challenges healthcare has faced in structuring and sharing data, as well as how AI can help close technology gaps and unlock the potential of these important documents to improve the delivery of healthcare, quality reporting, research, and safety.

Attendees can stop by Consensus Cloud Solutions booth 1518 to learn more about the new Consensus solutions as well as how the company’s unified digital environment optimizes workflows, provides real-time event notifications, on-demand patient query, direct secure messaging, universal APIs, Natural Language Processing (NLP)/AI, electronic signature, and eFax Corporate HITRUST CSF® Certified digital cloud faxing.

Figmd an MRO Company
Booth #4046

Learn why over 100,000+ providers rely on their data interoperability expertise to balance daily clinical operations with the need to optimize incentivized performance programs such as MIPS, ACO, CPC+, PCMH, HEDIS, and others. They empower health systems to drive outcomes – be it improved health outcomes, cost reduction or revenue enhancement.

Special events in booth every hour Tuesday – Thursday: Visit for a consultation and demo how their enterprise data interoperability solutions can work for you.

Document Storage Systems, Inc.
Booth #4954

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS, Inc.), a provider of health information technology (HIT) solutions for federal, private and public healthcare organizations, announced that it will launch its Juno Health commercial division at HIMSS 2021. With the vision of making the patient experience less of a journey, the new Juno Health commercial division brings a more human-centered approach to healthcare by creating user-friendly innovations and solutions. From smarter and safer ePrescribing to a redefined EHR to enhanced emergency department solutions, Juno Health is transforming digital healthcare – within the four walls of a hospital and beyond.

Cox Business
Twitter: @coxbusiness
Booth #6236

Cox Communications provides voice, data, cloud video services to over 350,000 business across the country. Our portfolio of scalable solutions power and enhance the delivery of Healthcare IT providing improved collaboration for patient outcomes. Cox Communications is launching a new solution at HIMSS21. Cox Prosight is a platform solution that addresses common challenges around operational efficiency and clinical workflows in hospitals through our scalable, extensible, real-time location solution (RTLS) technology.

Life Image
Twitter: @lifeimageinc
Booth #8001

Life Image is the world’s largest clinical and imaging data network. HIMSS attendees who stop by the booth will learn how the company’s solutions enable interoperability across all specialties and clinical modalities, customized workflows to drive unlimited use cases, and access to real-time data with large, heterogeneous, and de-identified imaging data sets. Executives at the booth can also share insights on how organizations can comply with ONC’s information blocking rule (critical info given a recent Life Image survey found widespread lack of compliance & confusion among providers).

Twitter: @lyniate
Booth #3113

Lyniate is a worldwide leader in health data integration. HIMSS attendees that stop by the booth will learn about the essential role of interoperability in establishing digital vaccine passports, and the connection between health equity and data integration. Lyniate executives, like s Drew Ivan, chief strategy officer, can also share insights into how to take advantage of the ONC’s information blocking rule.

Twitter: @1up_health
Booth #3269

1upHealth is a leader in FHIR interoperability. Stop by the 1upHealth booth to learn how the company is leading the interoperability movement. The company brings deep expertise in FHIR APIs to help health plans and other healthcare organizations navigate compliance with the ONC information-blocking rules, as well as tap into the true power contained in healthcare data.

FDB (First Databank)
Product Offerings Related to Topic: Drug and Medical Device Databases, Clinical Decision Support, Analytics, Targeted Medication Warnings, Patient Education
Twitter: @FDB_US
For more information, Visit FDB Online Showroom
Booth 5237, Sands Expo, Level 2

Product Offerings Related to Topic: Pop Health Data Management and Analytics
Twitter: @ArcadiaHealthIT
Booth #3416 Sands Level 2

Arcadia is dedicated to making a difference with healthcare data. They are transforming data from disparate sources into targeted insights, putting them in the decision-making workflow to improve lives and outcomes.

Interoperability Showcase

Caesars Forum Conference Center, Booth C200

Experience real-time interoperability transactions with real-world scenarios at the highest attendee-rated destination on our exhibit floor. Watch demos of standards-based technology with live health data exchange to support continuity of care and improve outcomes.

As connected care stories unfold, you’ll witness the impact of competitive systems and products working together to improve clinical outcomes, quality and patient experience. Engage with experts in our demos and interactive education theater presentations and make the connections you need to transform care.