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HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Committee members Michael Marchant and Josh Rubin, JD, MBA, MPH, MPP, introduce the HIMSS Interoperability Initiatives Environmental Scan as a resource to better understand the numerous existing networks and initiatives working to drive nationwide, interoperable exchange.

Explore this new resource!

HIE Highway

Wednesday, June 13 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Join us for an update on the status of the HIMSS Interoperability Call to Action and Environmental Scan as well as a presentation on Provider Interoperability Experiences: EHR/PDMP Integration at the Point of Prescription.

What’s the status of interoperability?


Researchers at the Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health have released a new review that they say shows that health information exchanges (HIEs) “represent progress towards the national goals of better-quality care, improved population health, and lower costs.”

What benefits are linked to HIE adoption?


Monday, June 25 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Over the past few years, numerous disasters, crises and attacks have struck the United States. In incidents such as these, a health system’s capability to maintain operations and quickly bring together disparate information is critical to effective recovery efforts.

Join us for a continuation of our HIMSS18 conversation!


Everything Interoperability


Electronic patient record interoperability in NHS England is benefiting patient care, but interoperability efforts are facing barriers, including limited data sharing and cumbersome processes falling outside of the clinician workflow, according to a KLAS Research report.

What shared challenges block interoperability?


The Sequoia Project recently announced it will develop a nationwide deployment plan for the Patient Unified Lookup System for Emergencies (PULSE) health IT platform that will expand the reach of the disaster response system.

What is the plan for this program?


On behalf of HIMSS, we are pleased to provide written comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in response to the 2018 Interoperability Standards Advisory (ISA) and updates made to include new Interoperability Needs (as of December 2017).

Read HIMSS’s feedback on new interoperability needs


Having access to the correct immunization histories helps healthcare providers care for the most vulnerable people in society. Children and adults who may not be able to communicate their vaccine history are well-served when their provider has easy, real-time access to their aggregate vaccine history.

Why is streamlined digital immunization data vital? 

HIMSS Exchange

Since their inception, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have proven to be effective in combating prescription drug abuse and misuse nationwide. However, integrating PDMP information, analytics, insights, and resources into electronic health records (EHRs) and pharmacy management system workflows is a critical step in the progression of optimizing PDMP information—and it is happening today.   This advocacy brochure, developed by the HIMSS HIT UX Committee, is a tool for clinicians to use when advocating internally or externally around this integration.

Advocate for PDMP to be adopted in your systems


Read the new HIMSS Value Guide, Build and Deploy a Rightsized Population Health Management Program,” developed in collaboration with HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence Committee’s Population Health Task Force. The guide is designed to supports healthcare stakeholders making decisions on their organization’s population health management strategies.

Define the pillars of population health management


HIMSS Interoperability Champions and Supporters are those organizations who support nationwide, ubiquitous, secure electronic exchange of health information. For many years, HIMSS and our valued collaborators have worked relentlessly to ensure individuals and organizations can routinely use secure, trustworthy, interoperable technologies and workflows to promote wellness and improve the health status of patients and populations.

Now is the time for bold action.

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