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#HIMSS17 Re-Cap

#HIMSS17 Re-Cap

#HIMSS17 Re-Cap

The Velocity Interoperability Blog and Velocity Interoperability Podcast are sponsored by Velocity Health Informatics. Velocity provides both data quality and data integration as a service offerings to ensure that healthcare providers access the correct patient record with the right data for each patient they serve.

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, brought together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world to Orlando from February 19–23, 2017. We were excited that the team from Velocity was among the 40.000 and we want to share some high points of the team’s observations, especially where we can update information shared previously on the Velocity Interoperability Podcast and Blog..

National Patient ID

We have recently blogged and interviewed RightPatient CEO Michael Trader on Patient Identification and learned about the progress that we are making on several fronts in establishing a way to uniquely identify patients, but what we learned from Karly Rowe, Vice President of Product Management for Fraud and Identity Management at Experian Health is a game changer.  Experian Health has leveraged it’s non-healthcare capabilities of tracking all American’s for their credit rating to be able to uniquely identify patients for providers. And it gets better, we learned at HIMSS that they are providing this capability free.  You can find Carly’s interview in the media player for Experian’s #JoinTheConversation show at #HIMSS17 to learn more.

Interoperability Showcase

We have also recently interviewed Monroe Pattillo, Technical Project Manager for the #HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase to get an expert’s advice on the best way to consume the showcase. Monroe’s advice was right on and helped us make the best of our time in the 34,000 square feet occupied by the Interoperability Showcase. The 250+ staff and 3,500+ visitors were able to interact with integrated systems for the following 17  use cases:

  • Childhood Asthma
  • Surgery & Recover
  • Health & Fitness
  • Public Health Reporting
  • Athletic Injury
  • Healthy Heart
  • Diabetes Management
  • Opioid Management
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Urgent Care
  • Community Health
  • Child Birthing
  • Fed Health Arch Roadmap
  • Rev Cycle of the Future
  • Cancer Care 2020
  • Connected Care Thru FHIR
  • CommonWell Connectivity

We were also excited to learn more about ConCert while at HIMSS. Monroe gave us a great overview of Concert.  “ConCert is a certification program. We do have interoperability verification programs such as IHE Connectathons. But when vendors want to go that next step and have a certified product offering, they can use the ConCert by HIMSS program. The vendors participate in standards based documented testing, and if they pass they are provided with a certificate which the user community can see and look up. The testing ties the test documentation to specific products and versions. So, you know what you are buying by seeing a certified product.” Monroe Pattillo, Technical Project Manager, HIMSS’17 Interoperability Showcase.

It all started in Dallas in 2005, when many of us were excited about the promise of IHE.

“HIMSS has taken a leadership role in demonstrating the application of cross-enterprise interoperability,” said National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. David Brailer. “This showcase allows multiple organizations to demonstrate cross-vendor integration and interoperability and is a prime example of the type of private-sector collaboration we are seeking to move our agenda forward.”

 

Venture+ Forum

Velocity was pleased to participate in the Venture+ Forum which “brought together leading entrepreneurs, business experts and deal makers to explore the latest health tech investment trends and current market opportunities”. The Forum consisted of investor panels and a rapid-fire pitch competition for vetted health tech startups.  Velocity competed in the pitch competition with the following other companies:

Velocity presented its business plan, milestones and achievements towards making healthcare data and records more accessible through a domain driven design and microservices.  Velocity’s position at the intersection of data quality, interoperability and record integrity provides Velocity with the strengths to disrupt the current EMR and proprietary data centric model which limits advancements in cost-effective and high quality care.  Velocity’s initial microservices will focus on data quality and patient identity resolution.  These build on Velocity’s proven professional services and engagements with large healthcare organizations.  We were so excited to gain the exposure to a talented pool of competitors, business experts and investors and we gained invaluable insights into the current market trends and appetite.

Join the Conversation

Please jump in and participate as your input will only improve our chances of success.  The fine folks at Velocity are interested in exploring and improving our current states of medical record data quality and interoperability and this post is the first of many posts and (coming soon) podcasts reporting on current status and solutions. PLEASE bookmark this page and provide your input and feedback on a regular basis!

 

The Velocity Interoperability Blog and Velocity Interoperability Podcast are sponsored by Velocity Health Informatics. Velocity provides both data quality and data integration as a service offerings to ensure that healthcare providers access the correct patient record with the right data for each patient they serve.

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Joe Lavelle

Editor-in-Chief, Healthcare at intrepidNow
JOE LAVELLE is a Healthcare Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years. Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting. After running his own company, Results First Consulting, for 12 years Joe Co-Founded intrepidNow with Todd Schnick to create incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients.
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JOE LAVELLE is a Healthcare Management and Technology Consultant with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, and health care companies for 25 years. Joe worked his way up through Cap Gemini and Andersen Consulting to the partner/VP level of at First Consulting Group, Technology Solutions Group and Santa Rosa Consulting. After running his own company, Results First Consulting, for 12 years Joe Co-Founded intrepidNow with Todd Schnick to create incredible content to dramatically improve the sales and marketing efforts of their clients.


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