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Cerner to Highlight Advancements in Interoperability, Showcase Secure Data Sharing at CHC

07 October 2015

Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, will highlight recent advancements in interoperability and share advice from industry experts on how health care providers have overcome legal and compliance challenges to more securely share data outside their organizations at the Cerner Health Conference (CHC), Oct. 11-14, in Kansas City, Mo.

“Cerner has long been committed to advancing industry-wide interoperability,” said Bob Robke, Cerner’s VP of Interoperability. “We will continue to put emphasis on this important topic with our clients, partners and government experts at CHC to help ensure progress toward achieving true, patient-centered interoperability.”

Educational Opportunities Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, will participate in a panel discussion on interoperability strategies to discuss regulations and protections designed to move data among organizations. The panel will also include other industry speakers, as well as Cerner client perspectives on how they overcame legal and compliance roadblocks to achieve interoperability business goals.

Other educational opportunities include:

  • Senior Vice President of Cerner’s Medical Informatics, Dr. David McCallie, along with the Chief Medical Informatics Officer from Intermountain Healthcare and a rheumatologist from Geisinger Health System, will showcase the next evolution of interoperability, including FHIR APIs and SMART apps.
  • Georgia Regional Academic Community Health Information Exchange, Lewis and Clark Information Exchange and Inspira Health Network leaders will participate in a panel discussion to explain strategies used to implement and grow a regional health information exchange (HIE) strategy.
  • Adventist Health System and Tenet Healthcare leaders will showcase their Cerner interoperability solution implementations to achieve success within their community, region and nationwide.
  • North Kansas City Hospital and Mosaic Life Care providers will discuss the importance of interoperability for their patients, especially when medical information can be scattered across different facilities, typically miles apart.
  • Beebe Healthcare and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital executives will present on connecting Delaware by forming partnerships for true interoperability.
  • Inspira Health Network leaders will discuss how uniting competitors with HIE technology has saved the system time and money.
  • A panel of clients, including Northern Arizona Healthcare and members representing the Connect LA project, will showcase how partnering with Cerner to use CommonWell Health Alliance services has enabled nationwide data exchange within and outside of their communities.
  • Cerner’s senior principal architect will discuss the interoperability strategy roadmap, technical fundamentals of SMART on FHIR industry standards, application development and support, and how to interact with Cerner's sandbox of services and APIs.

Open Platform Cerner will highlight the different types of innovation enabled by its open, extensible platform and will:

  • Demonstrate how clients can use innovative toolkits to extend Cerner’s Millenniumelectronic health record platform.
  • Showcase how SMART on FHIR will expand integration capabilities beyond the four walls of the hospital.
  • Unveil the upcoming Cerner Open Developer Experience, designed to help developers move faster on innovative health care apps with minimal restriction.

Solution Demonstrations Cerner will demonstrate how patient information is moved freely among disparate systems without barriers to help organizations advance patient-centered interoperability goals within their communities and beyond.

Device Interoperability Patient-centered interoperability includes any information source that generates information about a patient’s health including medical devices. CareAware iBus supports more than 800 devices with more than 50 certified partners for a unified purpose of optimal workflows. More than 537 health care facilities use Cerner’s device connectivity solutions. CareAware device connectivity will be showcased across the solutions gallery floor:

  • Featured spaces, including connected environment within Hospital Operations, the Waveform Management and Infusion Integration Suite walls, and the Interoperability Connectivity hub.
  • A dedicated station in the Soarian Clinicals area to showcase how Cerner can leverage CareAware device connectivity.

CommonWell Health Alliance Cerner is a founding member of the CommonWell Health Alliance, a non-profit trade association comprised of health information technology providers committed to the advancement of nationwide interoperability. In addition to multiple education sessions, subject matter experts will be in the Solutions Gallery, including the association’s Executive Director Jitin Asnaani.

Innovation Showcase Dispersed throughout the Solutions Gallery, Cerner will showcase innovations developed collaboratively with its clients and partners: xG Health’s EnrG|Rheum app will be featured in the ambulatory workflow area. VisualDX will demonstrate its app in the Emergency Department workflow area.

Local and Regional Information Exchange Cerner will demonstrate how solutions securely connect community care providers with providers and practices outside their organization. Whether it’s a local Health Information Exchange (HIE), a state immunization registry or an organizational information exchange network among different facilities, Cerner solutions help health care facilities connect with each other.

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