Interoperability at HIMSS16: Session Previews

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 - Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas
Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas
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Interoperability remains top of mind for the healthcare industry. From the federal government’s Interoperability Roadmap to new standards, IT professionals are driving the seamless exchange of information. HIMSS16 has plenty to offer attendees looking to stay up-to-date:

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase

Location: Exhibit Hall G, Booth 11954

Once again, the conference will feature the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase where attendees can experience an ecosystem where all stakeholders can securely, effectively and efficiently contribute, share and analyze data.

More than 100 health IT systems and devices will demonstrate their clinical integration in a range of care settings.

This year, the 36,000 square-foot HIMSS Interoperability Showcase will show how seamless health information access and exchange and true continuity of care results in improved outcomes, more engaged consumers and achieving regulatory compliance.

The showcase is an interactive, vendor-neutral environment with vignettes designed for clinical, business and revenue cycle scenarios plus the HIMSS Innovation Center, ConCert by HIMSS testing and certification, and other national programs. Each vignette demonstrates a unique experience and perspective of the health continuum that displays interoperability up close in real-world customized settings, allowing you to explore each step of the journey.

The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Theater also will feature more than 30 dynamic, interactive education sessions from industry leaders who have successfully implemented standards-based exchange.

Interoperability in Acute Care: The Missing Piece

Tuesday, March 1, 11:30am–12:00pm, Sands Expo Convention Center, Booth 11655

This presentation dives into the relevance and potential use cases of the IEEE 11073 standard and related IHE profiles that are currently under development for the communication and bi-directional control of medical devices.

Improving C-CDA Data Quality to Improve Interoperability

Tuesday, March 1, 11:30am–12:00pm, Sands Expo Convention Center, Booth 11954 | Hall G

While use of the C-CDA has increased, there is room for improvement. In this session, VA interoperability specialist Omar Bouhaddou discusses how improved data quality within the document can improve interoperability.

Safety, Interoperability, and Usability—What’s My Role?

Wednesday, March 2, 1:00–2:00pm, Sands Expo Convention Center Palazzo B

Andrew Gettinger, MD, ONC CMIO and Rebecca Freeman, ONC CNO, will discuss safety, interoperability and usability in health IT. This session will review key safety issues related to data blocking, system and data interoperability and usability for care team members. The speakers will share their experience in implementation and policy to review facility- and discipline-specific tasks that can support regulatory efforts to ease the health IT burden on bedside clinicians.