HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL

Optionality vs. Constraints Panel, Emerging Standards and Best Practices

February 19, 2017 — 12:45PM EST - 01:45PM EST
Orange County Convention Center
Room: W331A
Session ID: 
INT4
Continuing Education Credits: 
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
ACHE
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
This session is part of a special program called Interoperability and HIE Symposium: Interoperability and Health Information Exchange - Making It Work. Extra fees and registration may be required.

Description

This session provides a point/counter point format on the debate between optionality vs. zero optionality as a best practice. Semantic interoperability of electronic health record requires consistent interpretation and adoption of technical standards. Standards with more optionality allow for more local customization of those standards that may ultimately impede interoperability. Conversely, standards that are too tightly defined may not be supported by existing information systems, thus disabling information exchange. Are we constraining innovation by imposing too rigid standards, or making things so loose that interoperability is harmed? Come hear the expert’s debate.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe how optionality affects standards development and consistency of adoption of IT products in healthcare
  • Evaluate how C-CDA-based applications have been affected by the trade-off between optionality and the tightening of constraints
  • Explain how broad interoperability can be enabled using C-CDA and FHIR while still adhering to standards with minimal optionality

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
Clinical Informaticists
IT Professional

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