Get involved with the Interoperability & HIE Committee, Community, Task Forces and Work Groups!
Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee
The Interoperability & Health Information Exchange (HIE) Committee seeks to further advance the HIMSS strategic topic of semantic interoperability and standardization leading to successful health-related data exchange and re-use of health information.
Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Community
Our community serves as the central convening point for interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) professionals to promote meaningful education and thought leadership in the health information and technology industry. We connect professionals committed to transforming health through standards-based interoperability and HIE, with opportunities for networking with peers, sharing ideas, learning best practices, and leveraging collaborative opportunities.
The Exploring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology for Healthcare Task Force
Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force focus on defining how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology can support the healthcare industry in an era of interoperability and health information and technology standards. The goal of this group is to explore how the use of CRM technology can accommodate the growing imperative providers have to communicate with their patients through multiple modalities (e.g. voice, video, text, apps) and to manage these relationships with tools that allow them to marry clinical data with engagement and other person-generated data.
The Standards Advisory Task Force
This HIMSS Task Force reviews and formulates HIMSS public comment for the ONC Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and other related documents. This document contains a list of interoperability standards and implementation specifications for industry use to fulfill specific clinical health information and technology interoperability needs. Previously, this resource was released on an annual basis with two opportunities to give comments. This ONC resource is updated on a continual basis with an ongoing opportunity for feedback. This Task Force convenes to review the content of the ISA, and other relevant documents, and provide requested feedback to the ONC on ways to improve and further use and adoption of this document and the standards it includes. To learn more, check out previous HIMSS comments for the 2017 Draft ISA here.
The Interoperability & HIE Toolkit Work Group
The volunteers in this HIMSS Work Group focus on strategic issues identified by the Interoperability & HIE Committee and Community that need further exploration and clarity within the industry. This group convenes as necessary based on the needs assessed by the I&HIE Committee and Community. Once convened, this Work Group is charged with creating resources to educate the health information and technology community.
Interoperability & HIE Non-Profit Partner Roundtable
HIMSS HIE Non-Profit Partners enjoy an exclusive membership and a unique role within the I&HIE Community. Monthly Roundtable calls facilitate connections with other industry leaders focused on innovating, collaborating and advancing health information exchange across the nation, and membership is FREE for one individual (with discounted membership for 5 additional members of your organization!). Learn more about the HIE Non-Profit Partner membership here or contact Jessica Bird, Manager, Strategic Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Story Project Task Force
The Health Story Project works to advance current technology and standards to best capture a person’s complete health story. This volunteer group holds quarterly virtual Roundtables and educational resources for HIMSS members that are central to the Health Story Project’s principles. Learn more about the Health Story Project here.
Blockchain Work Group
The volunteers in this HIMSS Work Group focus on defining the potential role of blockchain and distributed ledger technology within the health information and technology ecosystem. HIMSS convened this Work Group as a part of a growing imperative to explore how this technology can further existing interoperability and health information exchange capabilities as well as educate the community on the clinical, business, technical and financial implications the technology may have on the healthcare landscape.
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