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March Community Roundtable Offers Reflections on Industry Trends and FHIR Exchange Networks

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 21, 2024 5:13:47 PM / by Leslie Amorós posted in FHIR, Payers, Da Vinci, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Implementation Guides, International Patient Access, FHIR exchange network, Providers

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Fresh from the HIMSS24 stage, the presenters at the March HL7 Da Vinci Project Community Roundtable will explore existing pain points of scaling HL7 FHIR between payers and providers, the advantages of leveraging FHIR exchange networks, and the challenges that come with it to ensure security and privacy of health data.

“Interoperable FHIR: Networked FHIR Exchanges Learnings and Industry Reflections,” this month’s program, is slated for March 27, 4 - 5:30 p.m. ET.

Panelists will focus on specific use cases and stakeholders to compare different approaches.

In addition to the presentation, Da Vinci program leadership will present updates and reflections from recent months, including top themes from ViVE and HIMSS events.

Panelist include:

  • Jim Adamson, Business Transformation Manager, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Dave DeGandi, Interoperability Strategist, Cambia Health Solutions
  • Bill Howard, Board Chair, eHealth Exchange
  • Jocelyn Keegan, Program Manager, HL7 Da Vinci Project, and Payer/Practice Lead, Point-of-Care Partners
  • Karuna Relwani, Business Lead Interoperability, Blue Cross Blue Shield

The Community Roundtable is moderated by Alix Goss, HL7 Da Vinci Project PMO, and Senior Consultant, Point-of-Care Partners.

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International Patient Access

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2022 4:34:57 PM / by Isaac Vetter posted in FHIR, International Patient Summary, FHIR Community, IPS, International Patient Access, IPA

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HL7 FHIR empowers patients to access health data with third-party apps in a growing number of countries. As nations, locales and regulators across the world look to increase their citizens’ access to health data through third-party apps, they naturally turn to FHIR. The International Patient Access (IPA) standard aims to enable regulators, empower patients, guide app developers, and promises greater consistency across countries for multinational apps and FHIR servers.

  • For patients, greater access to health data empowers them to standardly and computably access and retain their digital health data.
  • For regulators and national specification authors, the IPA specification provides a starting point to jumpstart a national health API ecosystem, with an emphasis on patient access. The IPA FHIR profiles are the result of an analysis of existing national base profiles, and is the lowest common denominator globally.
  • For app developers, IPA outlines the global base set of access and security mechanisms and content format. This increases the size of the addressable market for apps, both in terms of geography and of systems.
  • For systems vendors, IPA defines a base set of functionality, enabling less adaptation and custom work when the system is deployed to a new market. More apps and other systems are readily interoperable with the system.
  • For healthcare systems, adoption of IPA means less expensive and more robust systems, as fewer market-specific customizations are required. Support of IPA will also enable healthcare systems access to a wide ecosystem of interoperable apps.
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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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