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US Realm Steering Committee February 2022 Update

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2022 2:28:19 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, Argonaut Project, health IT, C-CDA, Da Vinci, CARIN Alliance, documentation templates and payer rules, FHIR Accelerator, FAST, Gravity, Vulcan, FHIR Community, US Realm

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On behalf of the HL7 US Realm Steering Committee (USRSC), we are pleased to share an update on last year's priorities and highlight our focus for 2022.

2021 Highlights

Visibility was a key theme of our work in 2021 and included supporting pilot work on a standards dashboard, tracking accelerator activity and promoting key ballots.

Before we dive into 2022, we want to highlight a few key points for all US Realm (USR) members.

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CodeX Public Calls Covering Radiation Therapy, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) and Prior Authorization Use Case Milestones

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2022 4:47:46 PM / by CodeX FHIR Accelerator posted in FHIR, HL7, health IT, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CodeX, mCODE

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The CodeX HL7 FHIR Accelerator will host three public calls next week covering project milestones in the Radiation Therapy Treatment Data (RTTD), Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies[i] (REMS) and Prior Authorization in Oncology use cases.

  • Join the CodeX Prior Authorization in Oncology team on February 15 (3-4 ET) for an update on its radiation oncology pilot planning. Use case team members will discuss progress relative to breast and prostate cancer patient demographic and clinical data elements discovery and health data standards mapping (e.g., mCODE and Da Vinci Project implementation guides). Find call information here.  
  • Join the RTTD team on February 16 (11-12 ET) when they will share recent project achievements, including experience exchanging synthetic patient data using mCODE from a radiation oncology information test system to a FHIR server. Find call information here.
  • Join the CodeX REMS team on February 17 (1-2 ET) to explore the value of an interoperable REMS ecosystem using FHIR and other health data standards, view details of the open source REMS on FHIR prototype under development and discuss CodeX membership details and benefits, including driving the REMS use case work forward. Find call information here.
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Helio FHIR Accelerator Announces Public Comment on 2022 Use Cases

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2022 2:39:38 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, public health, ONC, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CDC

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Jump Start Your 2022 Implementation Efforts With Da Vinci’s January Community Roundtable

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2022 3:54:20 PM / by Diana Manos posted in FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, value based care, FHIR Accelerator

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The Da Vinci Project’s January Community Roundtable to be held Jan. 26 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET

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CodeX Taking Steps Towards Achieving Equitable Outcomes in Oncology

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2022 11:53:20 AM / by CodeX FHIR Accelerator posted in FHIR, HL7, health IT, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CodeX, mCODE

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The CodeX team believes the Minimal Common Oncology Data Elements (mCODE™) standard could be leveraged to achieve more equitable health outcomes for cancer patients from diverse populations. As part of our exploration, we are releasing a white paper, “Advancing Health Equity in Cancer Research, Care, and Surveillance, available here and will host a companion webinar, "Leveraging Interoperability to Drive Health Equity in Cancer Care, Research and Surveillance." Please join us on January 27, 2022 at 1PM ET by registering here.

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Health Level Seven International Appoints Three Executives to Support Organization’s New Divisions

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2021 1:55:50 PM / by HL7 posted in HL7, HL7 community, health IT, implementation, FHIR Community

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The Organization Welcomes Daniel Vreeman, D.P.T., Viet Nguyen, M.D., and Diego Kaminker

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Health Level Seven International Celebrates 10 Years of HL7® FHIR®

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2021 9:31:52 AM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, FHIR Community

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The Next Generation Standard Has Transformed Health Information Technology Across the Globe

HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), the widely adopted, open-source standard from the HL7 International community, celebrates 10 years of international development and implementation. With the ability to streamline the many variations in health information technology (HIT) systems and the capacity to accommodate modern technology, FHIR is at the forefront of healthcare interoperability. In keeping with HL7’s vision of a world where access to health data is readily available to everyone whenever and wherever it is needed, FHIR creates connections between different parts of the healthcare system to facilitate the secure, real-time exchange of data and, ultimately, improve patient care.

Since its inception, FHIR has fostered a collaborative culture. HL7 International Chief Executive Officer Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., recalls, "The development and adoption of FHIR was advanced by a remarkable and committed international community. The impact that FHIR has had on global healthcare was driven by an unprecedented level of collaboration that today continues to grow." Grahame Grieve, principal at Health Intersections, FHIR product director at HL7 and the inventor of FHIR, agrees. “Most people think about FHIR as a technical specification, but I look at it first of all as a community.”

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HL7 Da Vinci Project's Year-End Joint Community Roundtable and Member Forum Will Highlight 2021 Achievements and Plans for the New Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2021 1:59:21 PM / by Diana Manos posted in FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, value based care, FHIR Accelerator

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The Da Vinci Project’s Year-End Meeting to Be Held December 8, 2021

The HL7 Da Vinci Project will hold a combined virtual Community Roundtable and Member Forum on December 8 titled "Are You  Ready for 2022? Hear Progress and Plans, Available Testing tools and Implementation Perspectives." During this meeting,  Da Vinci’s program management office will share insights on the year’s achievements, as well as the latest on strategic planning. They will top it off with a synopsis of Da Vinci’s priorities for 2022.

The agenda includes:

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Advancing the International Patient Summary

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2021 10:39:47 AM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, CDA, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, International Patient Summary, FHIR Community, IPS, International Patient Access, IPA

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HL7® Launches Helios FHIR® Accelerator for Public Health

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2021 3:55:58 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, public health, ONC, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CDC

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Alliance of government, private sector and philanthropic partners aims to use widely accepted healthcare standard to help advance public health

A new initiative launched by HL7 and jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) seeks to use widely recognized data exchange standards to help advance public health. The effort, called Helios, intends to strengthen the capacity and streamline data sharing across all levels of public health using the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR®) standard.

“Public health has risen in urgency and importance over the last 18 months,” said the ONC’s National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, “FHIR accelerators have had great success in engaging implementers as early as possible to help identify and overcome longstanding barriers to interoperability. The Helios alliance is a market-based implementation collaboration that will help to ensure FHIR development is coordinated and focused on real world public health needs.”

The initiative is the latest to use HL7’s FHIR Accelerator program, which seeks to speed the development and availability of FHIR to deliver better data that leads to better health outcomes. The Helios alliance represents an ambitious new use of the FHIR Accelerator program, pulling together a diverse group of state, tribal, local, territorial, and Federal public health agencies, private and philanthropic sector partners, and other groups interested in the equitable and effective use of data for the advancement of public health.

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