What’s Next in Standards-Based Exchange of Electronic Health Data

Even if you missed us on July 18th, you can still check out the July 18 webinar online to learn more about the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at HIMSS18.


CHICAGO, IL (July 11, 2017) – Consistent and effective health solutions with IT systems securely sharing electronic health data is the foundation of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™. At HIMSS17, more than 7,000 thought leaders gathered at the Showcase to learn from interoperability use cases for surgery and recovery, diabetes management, connected care, childbirth and IT architecture of the federal health system, among others.

With 7,000 thought leaders gathered at the showcase in Orlando, Fla. from Feb. 19-23, the Showcase planning team managing this demonstration of standards-based interoperability has begun planning for the HIMSS interoperability Showcase at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.


New Process for HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS18:

For the first time, previous participants can submit suggestions for possible demonstration topics or scenarios at HIMSS18. The Showcase planning team will be posting on July 18 the list of at least 20 new scenarios on the Showcase website for participants to review. Organizations will then choose the topic they would like to participate in and begin developing the storyline with other organizations. Together, they will coordinate their use of standards to achieve interoperability and demonstrate the value of the continuum of care for the HIMSS18 attendees.


“.. People want to do the Showcase, and that drives them to get things ready and make their products real.”


“It's not just about us ... but how do we bring customers into that story as well, and make sure they’re part of the solution ... validating that what we are developing in the Showcase is meeting their needs today and meeting their needs in the future.”


For anyone who missed a use case demonstration at the Showcase during HIMSS17, watch them and related interviews captured on video.


“This is an extremely collaborative process, and we are so grateful to work with such engaged and innovative organizations. Our early engagement with participants in the planning process helps us focus on both market driven and current healthcare needs.”

Bronwen Huron, manager, interoperability initiatives, HIMSS North America


If you missed our July 18 webinar, you can still listen to the recorded version, or flip through our presentation slides.


About HIMSS North America

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 68,000 individual members, 630 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, National Health IT Week, HIMSS Innovation Center, HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™, , and ConCert by HIMSS™.


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