Indiana HIMSS, Eskanazi Health, Epic collaborate on connectathon

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Indiana HIMSS, in collaboration with Eskenazi Health and Epic, will host a connectathon aimed at building the next generation of integrated and interoperable health solutions.

The event on April 23-24 will challenge programmers, clinicians and innovators to use the Epic sandbox in order to build new applications utilizing Health Level Seven (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Standard (FHIR) application programing interface (API) standards.

“FHIR opens up exciting opportunities for developers to build across interoperable EHRs. We’re excited to work with Eskenazi Health and Indiana HIMSS to encourage grassroots innovation by the broader developer community,” Janet Campbell, vice president of patient engagement at Epic, said in a release.

"FHIR provides the opportunity for a new HIT standard which could hold the promise to speed application development and interoperability between platforms leading to a new app ecosystem. Indianapolis is well positioned to be a leader in this new reality," said Parveen Chand, Eskenazi Health's COO.

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