Inaugural FHIR meetup at the UC San Diego

HealthDev San Diego
HealthDev San Diego
Public group

University of California San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr · La Jolla, CA

How to find us

MET Auditoirum (Gilman Garage for parking) -

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We are bringing the first FHIR meetup to San Diego and inviting all FHIR engineers and health IT professionals to join us!

Agenda & Speakers

5:00 pm. Gathering, networking.

5:20 pm. Introduction to San Diego FHIR meetup.

5:30 pm. Claude Nanjo. FHIR Datatypes, Resources, and Profiles.

Claude Nanjo is Senior Clinical Informaticist at the University of Utah, where his responsibilities include engaging the broader Clinical Decision Support and Health Standards communities on areas pertinent to the University of Utah Biomedical Informatics R&D and product roadmaps. He has been actively engaged in various initiatives including the ONC Health eDecision Initiative, the HL7 Clinical Information Modeling Initiative, the ONC Clinical Quality Framework Initiative, the HL7 Catalog Service, and the HL7 Virtual Medical Record (vMR) effort. Mr. Nanjo was awarded the 20th annual W. Edward Hammond, Ph.D., Volunteer of the Year Award in 2016 for his contributions to HL7. In its award, HL7 cited his skill at “connecting people and building bridges between different HL7 workgroups to effectively solve challenges and move projects forward.”

Claude Nanjo will be providing an introduction to the FHIR model and its metamodel including the resources which make up the FHIR model, the core datatypes, and ways the model can be extended to capture the expressivity required by the clinical domain.

6:00 pm. Break & networking

6:20 pm. Aziz Boxwala, MD, Ph.D. SMART-on-FHIR specification & Sapphire demo.

Aziz Boxwala, MD, Ph.D. is the President of Elimu Informatics, Inc. a company with expertise in clinical decision-support and healthcare interoperability. Dr. Boxwala has authored and contributed to HL7 standards including FHIR.

He will provide an overview of the SMART-on-FHIR specification for creating apps that integrate with electronic health record systems, describe how these apps can be used to meet different workflow needs and provide clinical decision support. He will demonstrate Sapphire, a tool for assembling SMART-on-FHIR apps rapidly using a drag-and-drop interface.

6:50 pm. Break & networking

7:10 pm. Pavel Smirnov. FHIR-first application development.

Pavel is a FHIR trailblazer and the CEO of Health Samurai, a company that developed Aidbox, a FHIR backend that makes it easy to build enterprise healthcare applications.

Besides enabling interoperability FHIR can power the innovation and development of new healthcare solutions via providing a solid data model, modern API, a lot of open-source and commercial tooling, and an active community. Pavel will introduce FHIR-first application development, explain its benefits, and difference.

7:40 pm. Closing & networking.

If you like to talk please reach out.

Location: MET Auditorium, the main auditorium in the Medical Education and Telemedicine (MET) building

Parking (paid): Gilman Garage

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