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Explore Interoperability Governance at Upcoming HL7 Da Vinci Project Community Roundtable

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 22, 2022 9:30:43 AM / by Leslie Amorós posted in FHIR, interoperability, Da Vinci, FHIR Accelerator, governance

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The Da Vinci Project’s April Community Roundtable to be held April 27 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET

Why does interoperability require governance? Find out at this month’s April HL7 Da Vinci Community Roundtable.

This month’s session, Effective Interoperability Governance: The People, Processes and Data, features multiple vantage points to approaching interoperability governance and its complexities in our HL7 FHIR API landscape around people, processes and data.

Learn about the meaning of governance and the importance, challenges and lessons learned when applying these guardrails from four different perspectives: an Accountable Care Organization, an academic medical center, a payer and an IT vendor. Critical considerations around process controls, systems and frameworks will also be addressed.

Presenters include:

  • Michael Gould, Business Lead – Interoperability, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association 
  • Michael B. Marchant, Director, Health Information Exchange, UC Davis Health
  • Charlotte Morris, Data Governance Program Director, MultiCare Connected Care
  • Lukasz Nosol, Senior Director, Software Development - Enterprise Clinical Integration and Interoperability, Optum
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Join Upcoming CodeX Events to Provide Input on Prototype & Pilot Plans and Learn FHIR Shorthand (FSH)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2022 4:16:11 PM / by CodeX FHIR Accelerator posted in FHIR, HL7, health IT, prior authorization, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CodeX, mCODE, FSH

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Two CodeX HL7 FHIR Accelerator use case teams are hosting monthly public calls to involve a broad community in early prototype development and pilot planning activities currently underway.

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January FHIR Connectathon Touted a Success: Register Now for May

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2022 4:51:57 PM / by Diana Manos posted in FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Connectathon, FHIR Community

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Da Vinci is creating the foundation to solve large scale industry problems.

The HL7 January FHIR Connectathon  was a success, with all examples from the implementation guides (IGs) tested, including over 20 test cases.

The HL7 Da Vinci Project, through its efforts that include Connectathons, “continues to focus on solving real-world data exchange challenges between payers and providers,” said Vanessa Candelora, Da Vinci’s project manager and senior consultant with Point-of-Care Partners, at the Jan. 26 Da Vinci Community Roundtable. “Da Vinci is creating the foundation to solve large scale industry problems, including, risk and quality data sharing and workflow; unlocking data or freeing data needed for patient costs; and reducing provider burden.”

Candelora called HL7 Connectathons, “a fundamentally human-powered endeavor,” praising Da Vinci as “a really great community,” with a multi-stakeholder membership that includes providers, payers, vendors, industry partners and EHRs. “We continue to grow and learn from each other in this party of the willing.”

Candelora added that founders of Da Vinci are pleased with the amount of work the group has accomplished in such a short time. “They really couldn't have envisioned the impact and the progress that this project has made,” she said.

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Better Patient Experiences and Outcomes Through Digital Transformation

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 7, 2022 11:28:58 AM / by Michael Ruhs posted in FHIR, interoperability, FHIR API, EHR integration

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The healthcare industry is in a state of rapid innovation. From aggregated health data apps to telemedicine and digital front doors, the pandemic has propelled consumer demand for innovative and enhanced healthcare solutions. Additionally, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) mandates on interoperability and HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) have accelerated this innovation by helping bring multiple healthcare stakeholders together to provide better access to quality health data across the board.

Within this context, digital healthcare interoperability has now become a digital supply chain challenge as healthcare providers must retrieve data or information from systems of record, such as electronic health record (EHR) systems, into destination systems and consumers across multiple organizational boundaries while ensuring security and data privacy.

The pandemic taught us that innovation is key in healthcare - organizations with unique digital experiences thrived while those that struggled to adapt suffered. Consumer expectations have also soared in recent years as patients and members expect a frictionless digital experience from their healthcare organizations and access to their data across the healthcare ecosystem. Interoperability - the ability to share the right data across stakeholders, is a key, if not the most important, building block of this movement.

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Upcoming Roundtable Provides Essential Implementation Guide Primer

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 25, 2022 11:36:40 AM / by Leslie Amorós posted in FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, value based care, FHIR Accelerator

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

Invite your product and technical teams to register for March's HL7 Da Vinci Project Community Roundtable Ready, Set, Test: Prepare Now to Test Da Vinci Implementation Guides.

This essential primer will delve into the IGs and help you identify what you want to test, who needs to be involved, and the tools involved in the testing process so that you are prepared for HL7 and CMS Connectathons.

This session will provide brief updates on Implementation Guides (IGs) and use cases as well as resources to aid testing and Connectathon preparation efforts.

With this basic knowledge you can create your own roadmap to readiness while helping improve industry interoperability.

Speakers:
  • Vanessa Candelora, HL7 Da Vinci Project Manager, and Senior Consultant, Point-of-Care-Partners
  • Robert Dieterle, Da Vinci Sr. Advisor and Chief Executive Officer, EnableCare, LLC
  • Yan Heras, HL7 Da Vinci Project Lead and Technical Advisor, and Principal Informaticist, Optimum eHealth
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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 posted in FHIR, HIMSS, Payers, Da Vinci, value based care, FHIR Accelerator

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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.
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Working FEvIRishly with FHIR Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2022 4:07:55 PM / by Joanne Dehnbostel, MS, MPH posted in FHIR, HL7, health IT, FHIR Community, COKA, EBMonFHIR, evidence based medicine

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Computable Publishing LLC was pleased to sponsor the January 2022 HL7 Working Group Meeting, which aligns with our work towards creating software tools that support data exchange for scientific knowledge with HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). In fact, many already know that our CEO, Brian Alper, is the leader of the Evidence-Based Medicine on the FHIR project (EBMonFHIR) and the COVID-19 Knowledge Accelerator (COKA) initiative.

Background & Expansion

EBMonFHIR (sponsored by the CDS, BR&R and CQI HL7 work groups) previously created Citation, Evidence, EvidenceReport and Evidenceariable Resources. The project expansion to the COKA initiative now involves 12 active working group meetings per week. The combination of volunteer efforts from about 100 people in many countries along with software tools (provided gratis to COKA by Computable Publishing LLC) has produced impressive results to advance evidence-based medicine (EBM) and promote the HL7 FHIR standard to the EBM community.

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Da Vinci to Feature the Role of EHRs in Advancing Interoperability at February Community Roundtable

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2022 4:12:34 PM / by Diana Manos posted in FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, value based care, FHIR Accelerator

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Executives From Allscripts, healow Insights Will Share Their Latest Efforts Using FHIR Guidelines

The Da Vinci Project’s February Community Roundtable to be held Feb. 23 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET

In this month’s Community Roundtable, the HL7 Da Vinci Project is exploring how EHRs are key to interoperability success with a discussion on electronic health record (EHR) vendors featuring Allscripts and healow Insights

The session will showcase how the role of HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR®) and the Da Vinci implementation guides are impacting their product roadmaps and related integration efforts to improve workflow, maximize efficiencies and improve patient care. Guest speakers will include:

  • Jeff Danford, Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Allscripts
  • Seth Paradis, Sales and Business Development Manager, Payer Engagement Division, healow Insights
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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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