ONC's 2nd Interoperability Forum

Monday, August 6 - Wednesday, August 8

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) is hosting the 2nd Interoperability Forum on August 6th- 8th, 2018 in Washington, DC.  This event will bring people together from ONC, our federal partners, the healthcare industry, and the technology sector to:

  • Learn about recent efforts to advance interoperability nationwide
  • Identify concrete actions in response to current interoperability barriers

Attendees will hear keynotes from industry influencers and have the opportunity to view demos showcasing innovative solutions. On the second day, attendees will participate in tracks focused on various aspects of interoperability such as the deployment of application programming interfaces (APIs), improving clinicians’ experience with interoperability, patient matching, security and more.  Attendees will have the option to remain in the same track the entire day or select morning and afternoon sessions from different tracks on a first come, first serve basis.   

Co-led by industry leaders and supported by ONC experts, the tracks will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest issues and identify actions that can be taken to address key barriers to interoperability in a group setting.  On the third and final day of the meeting, key next steps and highlights from the day-long tracks will be reported out by track leads to all attendees.

Who:

Health IT standards and technology community, including developers, policymakers,
technology staff at provider organizations, and consumer advocates

Date & Time:

Monday, August 6, 2018 at 1:00pm – 5:00pm ET
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 9:00am – 5:00pm ET
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:00am – 3:00pm ET

Location:

In-person registration is full. Webcast is available for August 6th and 8th only.

Register:

ONC's 2nd Interoperability Forum Online Registration

(In person registration is closed, but webcast registration remains open.)

Time

Session

12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Lunch On Your Own

1:00pm - 3:30pm ET

Opening remarks given by Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator, ONC

Keynote    

Overview of Agenda and Tracks by Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, Executive Director, Office of Technology, ONC

Speed Demos Round 1

3:30pm - 4:00pm ET

Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm ET

Networking session to meet attendees and leads of Day 2 Tracks

Time

Session

9:00am - 12:30pm ET

Morning Tracks

  • Patient Matching
    Led by Eric Heflin of The Sequoia Project this track will identify areas of consensus regarding patient matching definitions and showcase innovative matching technologies and metrics.
    View the Patient Matching Track Agenda [PDF - 746 KB]
  • Interoperability Measurement
    Led by Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein of UCSF, Hans Buitendijk of Cerner/EHRA, and Dr. Walter Sujansky of Sujansky Associates, this track will: (1) prioritize aspects of interoperability that need to be newly or more precisely measured to track progress for informing policy; (2) identify ways to leverage existing data to address these priorities and specific stakeholder actions to generate such measures; (3) identify novel approaches and specific stakeholder actions to address remaining gaps that are critical to tracking progress and informing policy.
    View the Interoperability Measurement Track Agenda [PDF - 1.9 MB]
  • Security
    Led by Heather Flannery of Blockchain in Healthcare Global under IEEE ISTO and the HIMSS Blockchain Task Force, Don Thibeau of the OpenID Foundation and John Moehrke Co-chair of the HL7 Security Workgroup, this track will highlight the application of blockchain technology for security-related applications and security mechanisms for APIs related to consent and privacy.
    View the Security Track Agenda [PDF - 1.7 MB]
  • Content Interoperability
    Led by Lisa Nelson of MaxMD and Brett Marquard of WaveOne, this track will review the current and future plans to advance content interoperability via the US Core for Data Interoperability and will gather attendee feedback on quality of exchanged content and data types that are of emerging importance.
    View the Content Interoperability Track Agenda [PDF - 1.8 MB]
  • Using Standards to Advance Research
    Led by John Wilbanks from Sage Bionetworks, this track will highlight the use of standards to improve the flow and availability of data for research.
    View the Standards to Support Research Track Agenda [PDF - 1.7 MB]
  • Clinician Experience with Interoperability
    Led by Dr. Holly Miller of MedAllies and Evelyn Gallego of EMI Advisors, this track will focus on current experience and upcoming efforts (e.g., 360X) to enhance clinicians’ use of electronically exchanged information in areas such as acute to ambulatory discharge, closed loop referrals and shared care plans.
    View the Clinician Experience Track Agenda [PDF - 756 KB]
  • Interoperability Infrastructure
    Led by Jitin Asnaani of Commonwell Health Alliance and Dr. Josh Mandel of Harvard Medical School, this track will highlight efforts to enable nationwide interoperability such as through national networks and open APIs, identify barriers and technical issues limiting their implementation and use, and make recommendations to address the identified issues.
    View the Interoperability Infrastructure Track Agenda [PDF - 1.7 MB]
12:30pm - 1:30pm ET

Lunch On Your Own

1:30pm - 5:00pm ET

Afternoon Tracks (see above for track description)

  • Patient Matching
  • Interoperability Measurement
  • Security
  • Content Interoperability
  • Using Standards to Advance Research
  • Clinician Experience with Interoperability
  • Interoperability Infrastructure
Time

Session

9:00am - 10:15am ET

Recap of Day 2 Tracks, Part 1

10:15am - 10:30am ET

Break

10:30am - 10:45am ET

Speed Demos Round 2

10:45am - 12:00pm ET

Recap of Day 2 Tracks, Part 2

12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Lunch On Your Own

1:00pm - 1:30pm ET

Keynote Speaker

1:30pm - 1:40pm ET

Break

1:40pm - 2:15pm ET

Speed Demos Round 3

2:15pm - 3:00pm ET

Closing Remarks by Steven Posnack, MS, MHS, Executive Director, Office of Technology, ONC

Content last reviewed on July 27, 2018
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