Draft FHIR Product Priorities for Release 4
First Collaborative Datathon Between HL7 and AMIA: Informatics in the Age of FHIR
While this datathon was similar to an HL7 FHIR Connectathon, it was geared towards clinical informaticists and designed to provide them with the technical skills to evaluate and use HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard to support research and discovery.
It was an intense day of hands-on, heads down development, working directly with fellow participants as well as HL7 FHIR experts.
Small but Mighty
HL7 Austria's annual assembly has become an insider’s guide to the eHealth community. This small but mighty event was held on March 15, 2017 at its regular location, the Heuriger, a local winemaker’s tavern, with a record attendance of more than 100 participants. The annual assembly included a a full day of presentations with timley information, education and networking. We also celebrated the 10th anniversary of HL7 Austria.
More than 20 speakers from four countries delivered engaging talks on the importance of standardization and HL7 in the eHealth area. The presentations covered a wide range of topics that demonstrated what goals have already been accomplished and what work still needs to be done to support interoperable electronic health data exchange in the future.
It’s my pleasure to make you aware of the next HL7 FHIR Connectathon taking place on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 in Madrid, Spain. This event takes place in conjunction with the May 2017 International Conference & Working Group Meeting.
Hard to believe, but it’s already the 15th one and we look forward to many more.
If you are thinking about attending this Connectathon, but you’re not sure if it is right for you, or even where to start, as one of the organizers, I can help.
The HL7 FHIR® Applications Roundtable: A Showcase of FHIR-Based Solutions
An Attendee's Perspective
This month, I had the pleasure of attending the HL7 FHIR Applications Roundtable at Duke University. As an MD that recently defected into the software world, I'm going to take a few paragraphs to briefly explain the significance of HL7 and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to my non-technical friends and medical school colleagues.
Introducing the HL7 Companion Guide to Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA®) 2.1
On March 3, 2017, Health Level Seven International and the Duteau Design Inc. team of Jean Duteau, Joginder Madra, Helen Stevens, and Lisa Nelson published the Companion Guide to Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) 2.1. This companion guide is a supplement to HL7's CDA R2 Implementation Guide (IG): C-CDA Templates for Clinical Notes STU Release 2.1.
Google Cloud Platform to Work with HL7 FHIR Foundation by Providing the Underlying Cloud Technology for the HL7 FHIR Developer Community
Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that the HL7 FHIR Foundation is now working with Google to support HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and the FHIR community using Google Cloud Platform.
The HL7 FHIR Connectathon Medication Track
HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard has four key resources related to medication:
Excitement Filled the Room
It was already 9:23 am. One could argue that on a normal Saturday morning, that's an early start time.
It seemed like 20+ round tables, packed close to each other, each with 6 to 10 participants, elbow to elbow. Some attendees engaged in lively discussion, some furiously wrote code, and some just stared at their screens (most displaying a FHIR resource page) brows creased in concentration.
Where Do I Start?
Why couldn’t I drag my behind out of bed a little earlier for the opening remarks so I could orient myself better?
Which table should I start from?
In this mild confusion, I walked past each table to see if I could find anyone I knew or a track I was familiar with.
Congratulations to the HL7 Leaders Named to Health Data Management's "20 People to Watch in Healthcare IT in 2017"
The health IT industry publication Health Data Management released its list of the health leaders they expect to make large contributions to the discussion on HIT and provide guidance on where the industry needs to go in "20 People to Watch in Healthcare IT in 2017."