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HL7 Da Vinci Going Strong at HIMSS22 With Lots to Offer

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 15, 2022 11:15:34 AM / by Diana Manos

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Sessions Begin Today at HIMSS22

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but did you know it also takes a village to pursue interoperability? The HL7 Da Vinci Village is at HIMSS22 in Orlando this week, March 14-18. Also featured at the conference will be approximately 20 Da Vinci member organizations, presenting in 60-minute general education sessions and 20-minute Spotlight Theater and Innovation Live sessions—all aimed at helping to solve interoperability challenges.

Kiosk Village

HL7 Da Vinci Project Kiosk Village will be located in the Interoperability Showcase, Hall E Booth, #8240 at Kiosks 9 -16. Stop by to learn more about The Da Vinci Project’s efforts and how you can access resources.

Marketplace Kiosks at the HL7 Da Vinci Village include:

  • Kiosk 12 & 13: HL7 Da Vinci Project
  • Kiosk 9: healow Insights
  • Kiosk 10: Cognizant
  • Kiosk 11: InterSystems Corporation
  • Kiosk 14: Anthem, Inc.
  • Kiosk 15: Edifecs
  • Kiosk 16: Optum

Member Booth HL7 Da Vinci Office Hours

Learn more by stopping by member booths when HL7 Da Vinci Project PMO staff are on hand to answer questions. They include:

  • Change Healthcare, Booth # 1531, Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                   
  • Edifecs, Booth # 5171, Wednesday, March 16, 4 – 4:30 p.m.    
  • MCG, Booth # 8185, March 15, 3:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Smile CDR Inc., Booth #3901, March 15, 4:15 – 4:35 p.m.

Find Da Vinci at these General Education Sessions 

HIMSS22 selected three Da Vinci proposals for the 60-minute General Education sessions. They include:

  • How HL7 Da Vinci Measures Quality and Reduces Burden (Tuesday, March 15, 3 – 4 p.m.), located in the Orange County Convention Center, W311A, Anna Taylor, MultiCare Health System and Kirk Anderson, Regence Health Plans
  • Governing Interoperability (Tuesday, March 15: 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.), located at the Orange County Convention Center, W308A, Heather Kennedy, Humana and Michael Marchant, UC Davis Health
  • The Role of HL7 FHIR in Patient Cost Transparency (Thursday, March 17: 10 – 11 a.m.) , located at Orange County Convention Center, W311A, Alice O'Carroll, Florida Blue and Vanessa Candelora, HL7 Da Vinci Program and Point-of-Care-Partners

Da Vinci at the Spotlight Theater and Innovation Live Theater Sessions

These sessions will include nine 20-minute thought leadership presentations: eight located in a high traffic area within the Interoperability Showcase, and one located in the Innovation Live Exhibition. They include:

  • Use of Da Vinci IGs in COVID Response (Tuesday, March 15: 10:15 - 10:35 a.m.) by G Shah, Change Healthcare.
  • How to Transform Prior Authorization with Evolving Standards (Tuesday, March 15: 4:15 - 4:35 p.m.) by Heidi Kriz, Regence Health Plans and Rajesh Godavarthi, MCG.
  • Understanding the Role of FHIR in Patient Cost Transparency (Tuesday, March 15: 4:45 - 5:05 p.m.) by Caitlyn Campi, GuideWell and Maxim Abramsky, Edifecs.
  • HL7 Da Vinci Project: A Key to Meeting Quality Measures (Tuesday, March 15: 5:15 - 5:35 p.m.) by Lynda Rowe, InterSystems.
  • The Many Facets of Prior Authorization Burden Reduction (Wednesday, March 16: 12:15 - 12:35 p.m. and 12:45 - 1:05 p.m. Extended Session) by Benjamin Orwoll, MD, MS, OHSU; Anna Taylor, MultiCare Health System; Rajesh Godavarthi, MCG; and Heidi Kriz, Regence Health Plans.
  • The Role of HL7 FHIR in Patient Cost Transparency (Wednesday, March 16: 1:15 - 1:35 p.m.) by David Potochniak, Optum and Jeffrey Modder, United Healthcare.
  • Governing Interoperability (Thursday, 12:45 – 1:05 p.m.) by Lukasz Nosol, United Healthcare and Anna Taylor, MultiCare Health System.
  • CMS Payer to Payer Mandate: A Working Approach to Compliance(Thursday, 1:15 1:35 p.m.) by Caitlyn Campi, GuideWell and Kevin Day, Edifecs
  • Insurance Plan Data Retrieval via Patient and Payer APIs (Thursday, 1:45 – 2:05 p.m.) by Joshua Lamb, Optum and Dan Bock, Optum
  • The Evolution of Clinical Data Exchange Using HL7 FHIR (Thursday, 2:15 - 2:35 at Innovation Live Stage) by Durwin Day, Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois (BCBSIL) and John Kelly, Edifecs.

Find more HL7 HIMSS information here: Events - HIMSS | HL7 International and full (downloadable) descriptions of the education and spotlight sessions on Confluence here: Da Vinci - Da Vinci - Confluence (

Social Media: Follow all the Da Vinci action on Twitter @HL7, #davinciproject and #HIMSS22.

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Diana Manos

Written by Diana Manos

Diana Manos is a Washington, D.C.-based writer with more than twenty years of experience covering healthcare and health IT. Her work has appeared in Health Data Management, Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, Nurse Leader, and MeriTalk.

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