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The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Community is looking for volunteers to be a part of our Task Forces and Work Groups for the coming year (August 2018 – July 2019). Groups include the Exploring Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology for Healthcare Task Force and the Technical Guidance Work Group. All HIMSS members are eligible to participate!

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Everything Interoperability

The HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Toolkit Work Group has published new case studies in the HIMSS Health Information Exchange Toolkit. Read about interoperability initiatives at the Michigan Health Information Network (MiHIN) and at Atrium Health.

How is interoperability becoming reality?


Can you believe it was only in 2007, with the introduction of the iPhone and “apps,” that people began to realize the potential in their mobile phones? Walking through the halls of any healthcare facility now, you will likely note the presence of smartphones everywhere.

What advancements have been made in digital health?


Carequality and CommonWell Health Alliance are poised to go fully live with a health information exchange encompassing all major EHR vendors, as well as subscribing hospitals.

How will this change the future of FHIR and APIs?


HIE Highway


DirectTrust has named former Cerner executive and longtime health IT veteran Scott Stuewe to take the reins as the organization’s CEO. Stuewe replaces David Kibbe, who led the nonprofit organization since its inception in 2012.

What does this transition mean?


IDC published a new report “Blockchain in Health IT Interoperability,” while tech consultant Gartner last week updated an advisory geared toward chief information officers spanning multiple vertical industries. 
What opportunities does blockchain offer?


If all HIEs in America suddenly joined forces to share a patient matching infrastructure, we have the technology to hold and analyze all their data.

Patient records matching affects all of us.

Battle for Our Babies: Seeking Tech Solutions to Reduce Infant Mortality
HIMSS Exchange

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase will be traveling to the PHI Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on August 20-23, 2018. Live demonstrations will highlight how electronic standards‐based health information exchange (HIE) brings critical knowledge to the right people at the right time. This collaboration with NACCHO and the CDC will demonstrate how seamless health information exchange in public health can contribute to improve outcomes, engage consumers, and support regulations.

For more information, please see the conference website.


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.


As health IT supports processes along the entire patient trajectory and involves different types of professional groups, eHealth is inter-professional by nature. The aim of this study, therefore, is to investigate which competencies are at the intersection of the individual groups of health professionals.

718 international experts provided relevance ratings of eHealth competencies.

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