FHIR Interoperability: Point of Care Healthcare Apps in the Real World
12:00pm - 1:00pmFriday, February 15
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Health information interoperability has historically been a daunting issue for healthcare systems with differing electronic medical records (EHRs) or those looking to export or import technical solutions developed on other EHRs. Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) are an open-source solution that’s been increasingly adopted across EHRs and healthcare systems with the recent example of Apple including a personal health record in iOS, allowing patients to access their own data. While data sharing is becoming more feasible, there is practically little in the way of EHR-integrated, point of care healthcare applications (apps) utilizing FHIR that could be broadly scaled across both healthcare systems and EHRs. This session will describe Geisinger’s evolving approach to using FHIR resources to extend homegrown apps beyond our current EHR system, allowing us to share our innovation more broadly than ever before.
Describe FHIR and its role in interoperability
Identify the potential challenges presented in developing apps using FHIR
Explain several Geisinger use-cases utilizing FHIR
Describe potential approaches for successful utilization of FHIR