IHE Australia in partnership with HISA are offering our annual update on healthcare interoperability and standards on the weekend prior to the HIC conference.  If you live in Melbourne don’t miss it and if joining us in Melbourne for HIC this offers additional value. The day-long session will focus on electronic health communication and standardisation relevant to health providers, managers and the IT industry. This Pre-HIC workshop will be held on Sunday 11 August and will examine local and international eHealth experience and standards to move healthcare connectivity forward. While standards involved are somewhat “hidden” from view, knowing about them is crucial for purchasers and users of healthcare technology. Registration and further information:  https://www.hisa.org.au/hic/ihe-workshop/

Program themes

Medical devices:

  • Achieving connectivity in new and existing hospitals
  • Security challenges: Are medical devices the soft underbelly of our IT system
  • Standards – IHE Patient Care Device profiles and emerging Service Orientated Device Connectivity (SDC@IHE)

Health Information Exchange:

  • Building on IHE Cross Enterprise Document Share – the foundation of MyHR
  • Connecting regional exchanges – learning from the USA experience
  • Accessing images via MyHR and bridging the hospital and community image divide

FHIR – Fast Health Interoperability Resources:

  • Unlocking data from EMRs and the evolving “App” ecosystem
  • Integrating Apps for users – same provider – same patient
  • FHIR the year in review from Grahame Grieve

Standards for health IT in Australia:

  • State of play: secure messaging, HL7, FHIR, SNOMED and ISO
  • Australian Digital Health Agency consultation insight