Reflecting on his recent experience at the first-of-its-kind Health:Refactored conference, SMART lead architect Josh Mandel (left) said:
Health:Refactored convened a vibrant mix of doers in Health technology, with a clear focus on designing, building, and iterating on better health tools. It was an exciting chance to meet and scheme with the broader developer community about SMART, BlueButton+, and the burgeoning marketplace of health APIs. A key theme for me: the critical importance of breaking down silo walls so patients (consumers!) and clinicians can—to echo Zak Kohane’s TEDMED mantra—make their data count for them.
In this video interview recorded yesterday at the 2013 HIMSS annual conference, Doug Fridsma, Director of the ONC’s Office of Standards and Interoperability, tells MedCity News how SMART fits into the ONC’s accountable care strategy.
SMART Lead Architect Josh Mandel and Evaluator Ross Koppel will speak in the following late-breaking session.
LB05: Interoperability: Why is it Taking so Darn Long?
Tuesday, November 6 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Room: Continental A
Gil Kuperman, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Harry Solomon, GE Healthcare; Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania; Charles Jaffe, HL7, Joshua Mandel, Children’s Hospital Boston, Douglas B. Fridsma, Office of the National Coordinator for HIT
Questions abound around why it’s taking so long to achieve practical interoperability in the US health system? Patients and their advocates wonder why can’t the records of care at one institution easily be merged with the records of care somewhere else? Or why can’t health information interoperate on the Internet the way that so many other types of industries do? Those in the industry debate the level of difficulty around technical problems and standards.
AMIA 2012 SPC Chair Bill Hersh, MD, asked recently “is it something inherent in the nature of clinical data, such as concern for privacy or the economic aspects of healthcare that lead to organizations not wanting to share data?”
This panel will examine the potential for interoperability to improve care, the role of standards organizations in advancing interoperability and what is needed beyond standards per se to support interoperability-based use cases. Whoever or whatever is at fault, the problem is that in the eyes of many, including AMIA members, interoperability is not happening fast enough. In other words “why is it taking so darn long?”
Yesterday, SMART’s Ken Mandl sat on a panel discussing “Open Source Best Practice and Business Models.” He was joined by US CTO Todd Park, FDA CIO Eric Perakslis, and Netspective CEO Shahid Shah. The session was moderated by BIDMC CIO John Halamka.
The panel was part of OSEHRA’s 1st Annual Open Source EHR Summit and Workshop, taking place October 17-18. OSEHRA, the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent, “supports an open, collaborative community of users, developers, and companies engaged in advancing electronic health record software and health information technology.”
Medicine 2.0, the World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, and Internet/Web 2.0 in Health, Medicine and Biomedical Research, has landed in Boston for its 5th annual conference! The agenda will feature two SMART-related presentations:
Both presentations are part of the session on Web 2.0 approaches for clinical practice, clinical research, quality monitoring to be held in the large auditorium tomorrow (Saturday, 9/15) at 2:00-2:45 p.m. (see page 13 of the final program).
Next Monday-Wednesday, August 27-30, the W3C will host a “Summer School” at the MIT CSAIL Stata Center for those interested in learning about the Semantic Web as applied to Health Care and Life Sciences.