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Highlights from the Interoperability sessions at Partnership Conference

The Infoway Partnership Conference held in November last year was a great success. A record number of 339 attendees who networked, shared experiences and heard from the line-up of national and international speakers about the opportunities and challenges of transforming health care delivery in Canada.

For the first time, opening keynote sessions on day one and two were webcast live – reaching 334 people including 100 attendees at the Canadian Home Care Association 2017 Home Care Summit in Halifax.

If you were unable to attend the conference this year, the plenary session recordings and presentations are accessible for viewing and sharing. The interoperability-focused sessions included the latest on FHIR in Canada, the PrescribeITTM

Digital Health Interoperability: FHIR in Canada

Canada embracing HL7’s FHIR® “Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources” (HL7 FHIR®), represents a significant leap forward in achieving working interoperability quickly and reliably. The leadership activity in the FHIR Implementations working group is focused on making the most appropriate and relevant Canadian-specific resources available. Learn more about the growth of FHIR in Canada, and the current work streams that are producing recommendations and specifications for consumption and the Canadian registry that serves as the anchor for Canadian FHIR specifications.

Presenters: Attila Farkas Director, FHIR Strategy and Implementation, Canada Health Infoway
Yaron Derman Manager, eHealth Standards, eHealth

The PrescribeITTM Stack: Implementation

Learn more about the resources and support available to PrescribeITTM implementers. This overview of the implementation guide for PrescribeITTM

Presenters: Andrew Liu, Director, PrescribeITTM Service Management
Dean Matthews, e-Prescribing Business Operations Lead

Breaking Down Boundaries: Interoperability and Health Data Sharing

The Sequoia Project is the leading interoperability organization in the United States, pioneering the nation’s first public-private health data sharing network (eHealth Exchange) and a new national-level trust framework for exchange among networks (Carequality). Mariann Yeager, CEO, shares valuable insights from building nationwide health data sharing initiatives, which enable exchange across disparate geographies, vendors, technologies and networks. A history of the evolving market and government dynamics, privacy challenges, incentives to share data, and other lessons learned regarding barriers to exchange faced in the U.S. and Canada.

Presenter: Mariann Yeager, MBA Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project

Access all the presentations and available recordings.

Don’t miss the 2018 Infoway Partnership conference! Mark your calendars with Nov. 13-14, 2018 in Montreal. Stay up to date on information about the conference here and on Twitter @Infoway #ThinkDigitalHealth.



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