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Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 - Morning & Afternoon Tutorials
**Tutorial is full - get on the waitlist!**
Monday, Sep 24, 2018 - Full day Meeting
Parking will be available at the South Lake Union campus under building C. It will be free on Sunday, and will be $3/hr on Monday.
For those who don't want to drive, the South Lake Union Transit Streetcar goes from Westlake to South Lake Union and has a stop a block away from the building. Bus Route 40 also has a stop near the complex and goes from Downtown Seattle to Northgate and vice versa.
We invite faculty, staff, students and software developers from both clinical and research disciplines to learn about the healthcare data standard FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), the related technologies of SMART and CDS Hooks, and their use in health informatics applications supporting both clinical care and research. Attendees will leave the conference with a foundational understanding for how to work within FHIR and an overview of how FHIR has been used to facilitate and manage healthcare innovation within healthcare organizations.
We invite our colleagues from across the country, but with a particular emphasis on the Pacific Northwest and Seattle. This meeting will be particularly useful to those from healthcare organizations, academia and research, and our local start-up scene, and especially those in the roles of health informaticians, IT professionals, managers, and aspiring clinical informatics developers.
We are holding two ½ day tutorials on Sunday, September 23, followed by a one day workshop on Monday, September 24.
The technical tutorial will teach participants about the FHIR standard, the related SMART and CDS Hooks standards, the tools available to develop applications that use FHIR, and methods to develop applications for clinical use. The tutorial will cover beginning to intermediate material. See the tutorial information below for prequisites. It’s hands-on; bring a laptop. Lunch will be provided.
The second day will be a workshop featuring panels and talks to de-mystify FHIR’s potential applications, contextualize how FHIR can enable healthcare organizations to manage their technological innovation, learn how the major EHR vendors are supporting FHIR in their customer and developer ecosystems, and explore specific topics relating to the deployment, management, and use of FHIR and it’s related technologies. General knowledge of health IT, and enthusiasm for new methods are all that are required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is a data standard for healthcare data developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7®). Healthcare data that is stored using different formats and standards is a major problem facing healthcare organizations. The ability to share data between different organizations is limited; further, applications that work in one healthcare systems electronic health record (EHR) may not work in other organizations’ EHRs because of the differing data structures and standards.
FHIR is proving to be the best attempt at developing a unify data standard that will allow interoperability between institutions for data sharing. The end goal is to enable the EHR as a platform, much like the apple or android app stores, where any application developed to use FHIR data can be downloaded and used on any EHR that has adopted FHIR.
Two closely related technologies will also be discussed: SMART on FHIR, and CDS Hooks. SMART on FHIR is the set of tools that allow applications to be securely deployed inside of the EHR, enabling the “EHR as a platform” framework. Both web and native mobile apps can take advantage of single sign-on, patient context, user interface integration, and access to clinical data in the EHR. SMART on FHIR is the toolset you need to build extensions or apps within the EHR. CDS Hooks are a set of protocols to integrate apps that use FHIR into a clinical decision support framework. CDS Hooks can be used to provide information, or launch applications, in response to appropriate triggers. This offers the ability to reason on the patient’s clinical data, at the moment it matters most to the patient’s care.
Agenda and Details: www.uwfhir.org/tutorials
|Morning Session: Information, Innovation, and Governance|
|8:30-9:00||Breakfast||Coffee and light fare|
Laura Heermann Langford
CRIO, UW Medicine
CIO, UW Medicine
Welcome and Opening RemarksIntroduction to the workshop logistics, framework, and goals. Thoughts about innovation in academics, research, and practice.
President & CEO, Interopion
FHIR and InnovationInnovation in Health IT, the impact of that innovation on care, and the power of FHIR and related technologies to enable that innovation. We’ll talk about how FHIR enables other technologies like SMART on FHIR and CDS Hooks, and about the opportunities to effect change in clinical care and biomedical research.
CMIO, Intermountain Healthcare
FHIR Update and ChallengesHow did we get here and where are we going? A brief history, and a look at the challenges and roadmaps for FHIR, SMART on FHIR, and CDS-Hooks.
Assoc CMIO U Utah
Medical Informatics Director, Intermountain Health
Senior Associate Consultant II-Research, Mayo Clinic
Panel: Managing FHIR innovations in healthcare organizationsIn this panel, we will discuss the challenges, barriers and successes that healthcare organizations have faced when developing and implementing novel technology solutions for clinical informatics. The panelists will share their experiences of how innovation is governed at their organizations, how development risks are managed and how FHIR has benefitted their organizations.
Associate CMIO, U of Utah
Tech Pgm Mgr, UW CIRG
Senior Associate Consultant II-Research, Mayo
Panel: FHIR ExamplesIntroduction to some common applications of FHIR and related technologies. This will include FHIR apps for providers, patients, and others. We will also present a framework for organizing FHIR use cases. One goal of this session is to further explore the idea of a set of freely available “reference apps” using FHIR that demonstrate a range of use cases.
|12:30-1:30||Lunch||Networking and a social activity with lunch provided|
|Afternoon Session: Guiding Development|
Panel: Industry FHIRPanelists from EMR vendors will discuss how they support customers and third party developers in using FHIR and related technologies. A commercial developer will discuss the shift from message-based to API-based development, and its implications for their business.
Breakout Session 1
Breakout Session Descriptions
Breakout Session 2
Breakout Session Descriptions
|4:45-5:15||Workshop Ends||Those interested in continued FHIR activities with a regional focus are welcome to join the conference organizers for a brief planning meeting.|