HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action & Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan
HIMSS asserts that we must achieve secure, appropriate, and ubiquitous data access and electronic exchange of health information, and provides guiding principles to inform health policy and spur our nation’s health sector to action.
The Call to Action was championed by HIMSS's Interoperability & HIE Committee and informed by their work to create the Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan.
This committee focuses on the advancement of standards-based interoperability and emerging health information technologies that lead to impactful health information exchange. As the healthcare landscape evolves, interoperability is a key driver towards achieving secure and accessible information, as well as realizing lower cost and higher quality care.
By leveraging the Interoperability & Health Information Exchange and Blockchain in Healthcare content areas, this Committee supports HIMSS thought leadership activities on global and national levels, as well as contributes to HIMSS advocacy and policy efforts around relevant subject matter.
- Provide and inform HIMSS thought leadership around standards-based interoperability, health information exchange and blockchain-related topic areas.
- Develop and promote education and awareness campaigns around relevant industry efforts and best practices anchored in health information exchange, standards-based interoperability and blockchain technology.
- Support and facilitate the growth of HIMSS volunteer and Chapter engagement within the areas of standards-based interoperability, health information exchange and blockchain-related content.
- Cultivate collaboration opportunities across HIMSS and with other organizations to foster the integration of necessary functionality across the continuum of care to achieve impactful health information exchange.