Disruptive Factors Expanding the Value of the Interoperability Continuum, Part 2

Thank you for joining us for Part 2 of the HIMSS19 Interoperability & HIE Breakfast Panel to take a deeper dive into the topic of interoperability disruptors and continue the discussion with our panel of experts from across the healthcare ecosystem.


In today's evolving healthcare industry, disruption is a constant force. New technologies, players, payment models and processes continue to emerge, and interoperability is the foundational constant to the success of all of these. This panel examines how these disruptive forces place new demands on interoperability and the current ecosystem, especially as we shift from data blocking to data liquidity, and from data liquidity to data portability. Furthermore, the panelists explore how these emerging efforts compare to and align with previous efforts to address interoperability, and address additional challenges, opportunities and skills necessary for the next wave of disruption.

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Define the disruptors that are influencing the current interoperability ecosystem.
  • Explore how disruptive solutions impact the care team, patients and other key stakeholders in the data landscape to enhance the end-user experience.
  • Examine how the interoperability continuum is evolving and the resulting implications on the current state of interoperability.
  • Identify the new clinical, non-clinical, business needs and operational considerations driving data sharing and the expansion of interoperability, including new sources and types of data.


Hans Buitendijk, M.Sc., FHL7, Director, Interoperability Strategy, Cerner Corporation

Lenel James, Business Lead - Health Information Exchange, Co-Chair, HL7 Payer User Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Sean Kennedy, Senior Director, Industry Solutions & Architecture | Healthcare and Life Sciences, Salesforce

Susan Matney, Nurse Informaticist, Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. 

Khan Siddiqui, MD, Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Technology Officer, higi

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