The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee focuses on advancing standards-based interoperability and emerging health information technologies that lead to impactful health information exchange (HIE).
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.
Join us as we support HIMSS thought leadership activities on global and national levels, and contribute to HIMSS advocacy and policy efforts around interoperability and HIE.
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.
HIMSS HIE Non-Profit Partners enjoy an exclusive membership and a unique role within the I&HIE Community. 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 email@example.com.
Each quarter there will be a 90 minute I&HIE Community Roundtable open to all HIMSS members that choose to be a part of the HIMSS Community.
To officially join the I&HIE Community login to your Member Profile, Select “Participation”, select “My Involvement”, select "Edit Participation" and finally click the check box next to "Interoperability & HIE Community."
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Leslie Kelly Hall
Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force will explore and educate the healthcare community on the practical applications of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies within the healthcare setting. Members of this group are tasked with (1) highlighting real-word examples of the technology’s use, (2) creating resources to better understand the technology and considerations for implementation and (3) sharing subject matter expertise on the various use cases to which the technology can be applied. Review the Blockchain in Healthcare Guide for more information.
In December 2016, HIMSS co-founded the Xcertia initiative with the American Medical Association(AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), and DHX Group. Xcertia aimed to develop a framework of guidelines to promote safe and effective mobile health apps for healthcare. Two generations of guidelines, most recently published in 2019, focused on the topics of privacy, security, content, usability, and operability.
While the original effort has evolved since its inception, HIMSS continues the critical work of developing these mobile app guidelines with the support of the other founders. More information will be shared about our plans to guide the development of mobile apps that can positively inform health and care. For information to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Health Story Project works to advance current technology and standards around document exchange to best capture and share a person’s complete health story via virtual Roundtables that demonstrate how standards can help further the patient’s story and benefit stakeholders from across the healthcare system.
Lisa Nelson, MS, MBA
MS, CHDS, AHDI-F
Volunteers on this HIMSS Task Force explore the opportunities that exist in the meaningful integration of social determinants of health (SDOH) data to properly inform care delivery and improve individual and population health. Members of this group seek to provide expert guidance to drive SDOH-related efforts in healthcare information and technology forward, specifically anchored in standardization, implementation, and policy development.
Jacob Reider, MD
CEO, Alliance for Better Health
Cathryn Crookston, RN, BSN
Vice President of Sales, NowPow