FHIR Meetup during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference #2

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San Francisco FHIR meetup​ provides an excellent opportunity for health IT professionals to learn about FHIR and its use cases from experienced FHIR engineers and FHIR standard contributors. Everybody who has already started using FHIR is invited to share their FHIR story.

The meetup is organized by ​ Health Samurai​ and hosted by Human API​ .

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FHIR meetup schedule:

5.30 pm.​ Gathering, networking.

6.00​ ​ pm.​ ​ Pavel Smirnov​ , San Francisco FHIR meetup organizer and CEO of Health Samurai.

Introduction to FHIR and San Francisco FHIR meetup.

6.10 pm. Tarek Ibrahim - Human API introduction​ .

6.25 pm. Omar Shaker - How can FHIR Influence our standard of clinical care?

6.40 pm.​ Anish Arora - Playing With FHIR - A Practical Approach

Anish Arora​ is a​ Senior Director of Product and Interoperability at McKesson's Speciality Health Group.

Is FHIR truly the holy grail of interoperability in Healthcare? Learn about common pitfalls in real-world enterprise-scale FHIR implementations
and how to approach them pragmatically — also a look at some exciting new developments in the works.

7:10 pm.​ Break & Networking

7:30 pm. Nick Radov, Payer/Provider - Interoperability & HL7 Da Vinci Project.

Nick Radov​ is a Sr. Principal Engineer and Director of Interoperability Standards at United Healthcare.

The HL7 Da Vinci Project is an industry initiative to develop payer/provider interoperability use cases based on FHIR for value-based care. Da Vinci members write free implementation guides and create open-source reference implementations which any healthcare organization can use. This presentation will cover the project history, give a summary of current use cases, explain the development process, and dive into the technical aspects of a few key use cases. We will also cover how UnitedHealthcare has leveraged Da Vinci Project in our EMR Integration Service Layer (EISL) which acts as a gateway between that payer’s internal systems and their network providers.

8:00 pm.​ Break & Networking

8:20 pm.​ ​ Brendan Keeler - “Who Trusts FHIR? Paradigms of Exchange in an API World”.

Brendan Keeler​ is a Solutions Architect at Redox​ .

As we enter a new decade, the FHIR world seems to have reached a new level. Normative FHIR has arrived, solidifying content across the industry. Wide deployment of FHIR capabilities can be seen across EHR vendors' products. Technology companies ranging the full gamut from startups to giants have committed to.

So why are FHIR applications still struggling in the wild? Join us to learn about the main trust paradigms in healthcare, the use of FHIR in each, and where we need to go as an industry to better help patients and providers.

8:50 pm. Closing & Networking.

9:00 pm. See you at the next meetup!

The meetup is hosted by Human API. Human API is on a mission to radically accelerate the pace of health innovation by giving consumers the easiest way to connect and share health data. The company has built a real-time health data network that connects, normalizes, and structures data from 85% of acute care and critical access hospitals, along with pharmacies, labs, and 300+ wearable devices and fitness apps, to support interoperability in the new consumer-driven health ecosystem. Human API empowers corporate wellness, insurance, health plans, digital therapeutics, and clinical research organizations
to build consumer-centric health apps and services. For additional information, visit www.humanapi.co.