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HL7 Da Vinci Project Roundtable to Discuss Progress on Efforts to Use FHIR at Scale

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 24, 2021 2:43:55 PM / by Fred Bazzoli

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Recent Initiatives of the ONC’s FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) and Update on Payer-to-Payer Mandate are Key Topics for Wednesday Event, 8/25 at 4:00 pm ET

The success of the HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) standard is becoming increasingly evident.

Successful case studies are emerging. For example, a recently published HL7 case study documents how MultiCare Connected Care and Regence are recognizing significant cost savings by using a FHIR implementation guide standard to definitively ascertain that medication reconciliation has been completed. This case study can be found at .

But these isolated successes beg the question – can FHIR be used more broadly, and implemented more widely across the country, handling a multiplicity of interactions across dozens of healthcare organizations simultaneously?

That is the task given to the ONC’s FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST), which is seeking to determine solutions and opportunities to influence emerging solutions.

Progress by the ONC FAST effort is of prime importance to the dissemination of FHIR solutions to solve information exchange challenges in healthcare. The panel’s progress over the past year will be one of the topics of the Da Vinci Project’s monthly Community Roundtable event, to be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 25.

The roundtable will provide a brief overview of the ONC FAST, a high-level update on FAST’s work to date, including identity, endpoint directory and testing solutions, and a deeper dive into the work on scalable security solutions and exchange with or without intermediaries.

The session will give attendees actionable ways that they can engage with FAST’s work, whether by commenting on draft implementation guides, attending public calls or participating in Connectathons.

The August Community Roundtable also will showcase an implementation pilot for Payer-to-Payer Exchange, which provides an answer for the CMS mandate requiring the easy transfer of member healthcare information from payer to payer.

The compliance date for the CMS Payer-to-Payer data exchange mandate is January 1, 2022. Considering the rule lacks a specific technical standard mandate, several models for compliance have emerged in the industry. Da Vinci has been working with its members and industry to clarify architecture options that achieve interoperability and leverage significant investments in FHIR and Patient API solutions.

In this Community Roundtable, two payers are expected to present their implementation approach and demonstrate their technical solution.

Those expected to present include:

  • Stephen Konya, ONC, ONC Lead, FAST
  • Patrick Murta, Humana, FAST Chief Architect
  • Luis Maas, EMR Direct, FAST Security Tiger Team Co-lead
  • Caitlyn Campi, Florida Blue
  • Mitch Mead, BCBS Tennessee
  • John Kelly, Edifecs

Register Today for the August Community Roundtable!

Registration for the August 2021 Da Vinci Project Community Roundtable is free and can be accessed at:

About the Community Roundtable

The goal of the Da Vinci Project’s community roundtables is to increase public awareness among payers, providers and vendors of the resources and progress coming out of Da Vinci’s efforts. These 90-minute virtual sessions are open to Da Vinci members as well as the public and highlight how members leverage the Da Vinci use cases and implementation guides in action in workflow.

Typically, two or three organizations showcase their work and answer audience questions, allowing for a vibrant discussion and fostering industry understanding of the Da Vinci work products and resulting market solutions. Sessions are recorded and available online after the event.

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Topics: FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, value based care, ONC, payer data exchange, FHIR Accelerator, PDex, ONC FAST

Fred Bazzoli

Written by Fred Bazzoli

Fred Bazzoli is a writer specializing in healthcare IT topics. He's a former editor for several healthcare IT publications and past communications director for both CHIME and HIMSS.

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