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FHIR Interoperability: Point of Care Healthcare Apps in the Real World

12:00pm - 1:00pm Friday, 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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • 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


Director of Software Engineering and Enterprise Software Architect,
Geisinger Health System
Manager Research and Development,
Geisinger Health


Clinical Informaticists
IT Professional