HIMSS Winter 2020 Quarterly Interoperability & HIE Community Roundtable

January 30, 9:30am, MST - 11:00am, MST

8:30AM PST / 9:30AM MST



What you'll learn

Join the HIMSS Interoperability & HIE Community to learn about new standards adoption efforts being supported by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), and how you can participate in efforts to advance the adoption and implementation of these standards. The following efforts will be featured: 

FHIR at Scale Task Force: An initiative convened by the ONC known as the FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) brings together a highly representative group of motivated healthcare industry stakeholders and health information technology experts to identify scalability barriers and propose solutions to accelerate the industry-wide adoption of the FHIR standard at scale. This presentation will provide an overview and update on these standards development initiatives that are working to identify solutions to more rapidly achieve interoperability in the health ecosystem. 

ONC and IHE USA Cooperative Agreement: In October 2019, the ONC announced the Integrating the Health Enterprise (IHE) USA Cooperative Agreement Notice of Funding Opportunity to reach milestones identified in the Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and in support of the Cures Act. IHE USA has since been working with the ONC toidentify and update IHE Profiles that support the use of FHIR, champion real world testing and adoption by health IT developers through IHE North American Connectathons, HL7 Developer Days, and other related activities, and encourage IHE USA and the broader standards community to provide continuous feedback based on lessions gleaned through profiling and real world testing. 

Learning Objectives:

After this Roundtable, attendees should be able to:

  • Summarize the FAST structure and Tiger Team approach to tackle FHIR scalability challenges. 
  • Describe the purpose of the ONC and IHE Cooperative Agreement and the renovation of IHE Profiles that support the use of FHIR.
  • Recognize the ways in which you can take part in the work being initiated and supported by the ONC to progress new standards adoption and implementation.



Patrick Murta, Solutions Architecture Fellow, Humana | Chief Architect, ONC FAST Initiative 

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN, Senior Advisor, Informatics, HIMSS

Amit Trivedi, Director, Informatics & Health IT Standards, HIMSS