What to See at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase
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TODAYS GUEST Monroe Pattillo, Technical Project Manager, HIMSS ’17 Interoperability Showcase
Monroe joined us to discuss what to see at the HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase! Specifically, we discuss the following with Monroe:
- Will you please get us started by giving our audience a 10,000 foot overview of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase?
- In what different ways can attendees engage in the Interoperability Showcase?
- What are the most popular or most requested use cases this year?
- What is ConCert by HIMSS?
- What lessons can be learned during the (ConCert) certification process?
- What advice can you offer to attendees in order to get the most benefit from the Interoperability Showcase?
- What are you most looking forward to at #HIMSS17?
- How can our listeners learn more about the Interoperability Showcase?
About Monroe Pattillo
As the Managing Member at Practical Health Interoperability, LLC Monroe provides independent consulting for healthcare device interoperability. Monroe Pattillo’s leadership in several IHE Patient Care Device Domain areas have contributed significantly to improving interoperability.
Among Monroe’s many roles and accomplishments are:
- IHE PCD ACM profile lead author and WG co-chair,
- IHE PCD MEMDMC profile lead author and WG chair,
- IHE PCD MEMLS profile lead author and WG chair,
- IHE PCD Planning Committee Co-Chair
- HIMSS 2017 IO Showcase Technical Project Manager
- IHE 2017 NA Connectathon Testing Monitor
- Member IEEE, IHE, ACCE, AAMI, HIMSS
About the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase
(from http://www.interoperabilityshowcase.org/orlando/2017/overview) The redesigned HIMSS Interoperability Showcase is a premier 34,000-sq-ft HIMSS experience that displays, in real time, the exchange and use of data through interoperability profiles and standards with live products currently in the marketplace. Due to the shift from fee-for-service to value-based models, the new showcase moves from beyond focusing on the EHR as the sole data source for electronic health information, to a wide range of health information technologies used by individuals, providers and researchers. While previous showcases have focused on transactional interoperability, the redesigned showcase emphasizes the importance of individuals being responsible for and connected directly to their health information, as well as the driving force that makes this connection possible: IT.
Explore this ecosystem where standards-based health IT enables individuals to securely access, contribute to and analyze their own health data—with a variety of scenarios in different care settings.
- Connect with experts in the education theater
- Attend a community tour
- Visit the new marketplace
- Learn from interoperability thought leaders
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. Visit Velocity on the Web and follow them on Twitter, LinkedIN and Facebook!
Joe Lavelle 00:54 Welcome to the Velocity Interoperability Podcast brought to us by the gurus at Velocity , I am your host, Joe Lavelle and I am really looking forward to another thought provoking discussion where we further investigate data quality, interoperability and medical record remediation.
We’re going to get right to it today we are joined by Monroe Pattillo, The HIMSS 2017 Interoperability Showcase Technical Project Manager, Monroe, welcome to the show!
Monroe Pattillo 01:20 Hi. Thank you.
Joe Lavelle 01:22 Well, thanks so much for the making time to be with us today. Before we start our discussion Monroe, could you take a few seconds and tell the audience about you and your background?
Monroe Pattillo 01:30 I’m one of the technical project managers that the HIMMS showcase has this year. We have a number of vignettes and it’s too much work for an individual to do so we spread that across the number of technical project managers. I’m also one of the IHE Connectathon testing monitors and that’s what I’m doing here in Cleveland this week. That and working with the vendors to get them prepared for the showcase.
Joe Lavelle 01:54 Outstanding. Could you start our discussion here by giving our audience a 10,000 foot overview of the HIMMS Interoperability showcase?
Monroe Pattillo 02:02 The 2017 HIMMS Interoperability showcase presents an opportunity for vendors who with technology products in the healthcare market to demonstrate to the user community those products interoperating with products from other vendors in a hospital reminiscence setting use cases. The use cases change from year to year to keep things topical as well as having use cases that are readily recognizable in hospital operations.
Joe Lavelle 02:29 Perfect. In what ways can attendees engage in the Interoperability Showcase?
Monroe Pattillo 02:33 Well the attendees can learn about the underlying interoperability standards and the organizations behind those standards. They can see live demonstrations of open Interoperability amongst the what you would normally think of as regularly competing vendors. The user community can come with the specific a need for a solution to a problem or a device type. Or they can just have a level of interest and see how those solutions from a variety of vendors perform in similar roles using standards for open interoperability. There are also market place kiosks where they can have a more vendor specific conversation. There are also private meeting rooms where the conversations can be even more private.
Joe Lavelle 03:15 Perfect. And what are the most popular or the most requested use cases this year, Monroe?
Monroe Pattillo 03:21 Well, for this year we have a section for those familiar with the HL7 FHIR
Integration Interface called Devices on FHIR. I think that is going to be pretty interesting. There are a number of use cases involving current trends in healthcare, federal healthcare programs, exchanging a patient healthcare records, medical device integrations, but that’s the one I’m always waiting to see because that’s where my background is.
Joe Lavelle 03:44 Perfect. And then I was reading as I was getting ready for this interview about something called ConCert. What is ConCert by HIMSS?
Monroe Pattillo 03:52 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.
Joe Lavelle 04:26 Outstanding. And what lessons can a vendor learn during the ConCert certification process?
Monroe Pattillo 04:31 Well, if you are a vendor in the certification program, you know it’s standards based testing. So you will know it will be little bit more rigorous than verification testing. Also the data used in certification maybe different than the verification testing. In general, there is more of a focused test for that vendor because the certification is pretty much a one on one and you are not as in the Connectathon floor where there’s maybe a couple of hundred vendors all trying to test at the same time. It’s more focused.
Joe Lavelle 05:00 Got it. Now what advice can you offer to HIMSS 17 attendees in order to get the most benefit from the Interoperability Showcase?
Monroe Pattillo 05:09 Well, when you enter the showcase there will be volunteers there to assist the attendees and understanding what the showcase is and how to make best use of it. My advice is to explore. There is a lot of vignettes, there is a lot of things going on. There are multiple live data exchange demonstrations taking place. There are on a staggered schedule this year so you can pick topics of interest and demonstrations will be starting soon after you arrive at the showcase. You won’t have to wait a long time.
Joe Lavelle 05:36 That’s great. What are you personally look most forward to at HIMSS 17, Monroe?
Monroe Pattillo 05:40 Well for me it’s all about looking at the new items that are coming into the healthcare community and spotting any new trends that are coming out and also reengaging in conversations with the user community as well as some of the vendors that I’ve worked with over the years. So it’s really about what is new and talking to people.
Joe Lavelle 05:59 Great and how can our listeners learn more about the Interoperability Showcase?
Monroe Pattillo 06:03 Well there is a website it’s a very nice new website, its http://interaperabilityshowcase.org. You go there and if they want to know more about the ConCert certification program they can go to the http://.www.HIMSSinnovationcenter.org . And there is a link for ConCert by HIMSS there.
Joe Lavelle 06:20 Perfect. Monroe, it’s so great to have you. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your great wisdom about the Interoperability Showcase.
Monroe Pattillo 06:26 Sure no problem. It’s been great thanks.
Joe Lavelle 06:28 Alright, before we wrap this conversation, we want to thanks the great folks at Velocity for sponsoring the show. And we want to remind you to go to www.velocityhealthinformatics.com to find out more about the innovative ways that they are solving data quality and interoperability needs of their clients. And now on behalf of our guest, Monroe Pattillo, I am Joe Lavelle, we’ll be back soon with another informative episode of the Velocity Interoperability Podcast. See you then.