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Wednesday, October 17 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ET

Join the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Community for presentations on Post-Acute Care Assessment and the Data Element Library and Maximizing the Role of Health IT in the Fight against the Opioid Crisis.

Join our speakers from CMS and EHRA.


Interoperability & HIE


We all do! Electronic health records (EHRs) were designed to facilitate workflows, record narrative and capture data. More specifically, to capture discrete data such as machine processable vital signs, laboratory test values, patient demographic information and binary data points such as smoking status.

What are the benefits of capturing data?


An initial collaboration project to use FHIR to support cancer staging was begun before the creation of Gemini and continues as an active HL7 project. Now the Gemini Steering Committee is looking for two new projects that can exercise the full potential of the relationship.

Learn more about this collaboration between IHE and HL7


Interoperability: There’s a lot happening right now. So where is it all going? And what will it take to get to the point where interoperability, though perhaps not 100 percent solved, will be a less pressing issue for hospitals, EHR vendors and tech startups?

What does HIMSS CTIO Steve Wretling have to say?


Technology, Standards & Disruptors


Responding to ONC’s recent Request for Feedback, HIMSS provided written comments to the Interoperability Standards Advisory to inform ONC on member experiences with the resource and assist in identifying opportunities to improve the ISA’s value as a repository for available interoperability standards and implementation specifications.

Read the full comments.


In the most recent HIMSS Analytics Essentials Brief, we surveyed 160 healthcare technology decision makers to assess current preparedness and hurdles to adopting blockchain technology.

What are the key findings?


The HIMSS Population Health Task Force of the HIMSS Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Committee has worked to create tools and resources to help organizations understand and develop their data and analytics’ capabilities, including a population health management and capability model.

How can we prioritize functions?

HIMSS19: Registration for HIMSS19 is now open! >>
HIMSS Exchange

Infant mortality in the U.S. is on the rise -- and is impacting underserved communities and people of color more than anyone else. The HIMSS Developer Challenge, in partnership with, is intentionally focused on creating technology solutions that save lives in these populations and offer new and effective resources for those who serve them.

Submissions accepted through October 31. Learn more | Register


IHE USA recruits volunteer monitors to review and evaluate interoperability tests completed by participants at the IHE NA Connectathon. Monitors gain exposure to the latest standards, cutting-edge technology, and the engineers developing health IT interoperability. IHE USA’s unique, practical learning environment provides the experience you need to advance your career. IHE USA's monitor program is a highly competitive and respected program that is vital to both a volunteer monitor's professional development and the health IT industry as a whole.

Applications close October 19.


We're looking for volunteers to support the HIMSS19 Interoperability Showcase February 11-14 at the HIMSS Global Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. In exchange for your time, you'll receive a complimentary exhibitor badge to HIMSS19.

Deadline to apply is October 23.

IHE North American Connectathon 2019. Registration now open >>
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