• RTI free CQL for CDS workshop

    Online event

    Sorry about the last notice, but RTI is hosting a free 2 hour CQL workshop tomorrow Wed Feb 24 3PM Eastern.

    Register here: http://eventbrite.com/e/upcoming-clinical-decision-support-clinical-quality-language-seminar-tickets-141343966609?keep_tld=1 (presumably you can find the Zoom link there)

    Clinical Quality Language for Clinical Decision Support Seminar

    Clinical Quality Language (CQL) is a high-level, domain-specific language focused on clinical quality improvement and targeted at measure and decision support artifact authors and implementers. CQL is a Health Level 7 (HL7) standard for the expression of clinical knowledge that can be used within a broad range of clinical domains, including Clinical Decision Support (CDS), and Clinical Quality Measurement (CQM). Clinical decision support solutions can leverage CQL to implement rules for clinical decision making. There are a variety of tools available to support development and implementation teams in the use of CQL for clinical decision support.

    This seminar will focus on practical experience with these tools and feature a Q&A session about use of CQL standards within CDS application design.


    Date: February 24, 2021 @ 3PM ET (2 hours)
    Venue: Sign up here: Eventbrite page and join the call here: Zoom videoconference
    Brief: This event will be a 2 hour webinar and working session focused on practical experience and discussion about use of CQL standards within CDS application design. This has direct applicability to several AHRQ funded initiatives that RTI is involved in or leading. Invitees include a targeted group of project managers and development leads from a number of current and upcoming project teams. Follow hashtag #CQL4CDS for real-time updates.
    Cost: This seminar is free and open to everyone.
    Recording: A recording of this event will be made available for those who cannot attend.


    Preliminary agenda:

    Primer on CQL – Bryn Rhodes, Chief Technical Officer, Dynamic Content Group, dba Alphora (10 min.)
    Architectural alternatives for knowledge delivery (review of CPG) – Bryn Rhodes (10 min.)
    Tooling case studies:

    § Case study in applying CQL and tooling – William Lober, Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics (10 min.)

    CDS Connect Authoring Tool – Chris Moesel, Principal Computer Science Engineer at MITRE (7 min.)
    CQF ruler – Bryn Rhodes (7 min.)

    Other Applications of CQL (quick pecha kucha style) (15 min. – ~3 minutes per presenter)
    CALL FOR EXAMPLES: If you have a CQL application you’d like to share with the group, please send an email to Laura Marcial (Health Informaticist, RTI International) at [masked] with more information.

    Interactive Q&A (60 minutes)
    CALL FOR QUESTIONS: We want to hear from you! If you have a CQL question you’d like the group to discuss, please send an email to [masked] with more information.



    Laura Haak Marcial, PhD | she/her/hers, why pronouns matter | Health Informaticist/Researcher | Translational Health Sciences Division (THSD) | RTI International | 6110 Executive Boulevard Suite 900 | Rockville, MD[masked] | w:[masked] | m:[masked] | [masked] | signature_[masked] laura_marcial | www.rti.org/healthit | signature_[masked]@lhmarcial

  • UW FHIR Virtual Workshop

    Online event

    The University of Washington will be hosting the second UW FHIR Workshop, this time in a virtual setting! September 11 will feature a FHIR tutorial with lessons for the new and seasoned alike. September 12 will feature a day of talks, discussions, and panels from leaders in public health, informatics, and FHIR development. See our website for an agenda and more information. https://www.uwfhir.org/workshops/2020/ We are also accepting abstracts for quick FHIR talks. If you have an app that you want to show off, visit the website and apply! We hope to see you there (virtually)!

  • Clinical Quality Language (CQL)

    850 Republican St

    Sorry for the late-breaking announcement, but we are having a Seattle on FHIR meeting tonight, focusing on the use of CQL to express and evaluate clinical guidelines. CDC has published 12 guidelines for Opioid Prescribing as CQL, making them computable. The data they use are defined as FHIR resources, making them a great example of clinical decision support that can be incorporated into a SMART on FHIR app within an electronic medical record system. AHRQ has developed a sample app that does exactly that (uses CQL to evaluate guidelines for opioid Rx within an EMR). But, the plot thickens... Can we use this as an example of _other_ computable guidelines? What about the WA State opioid Rx rules? I believe Maggie and Pascal (?) will lead us through discussion of CQL, of this use case, and include some cool workshopping/hacking with AHRQ's CQL authoring tool. If we can get it together in time, we hope to have some food...

    (please RSVP so we have a food-count)

  • Consumer and Global Health on FHIR

    750 Republican St

    PhD students Hannah Burkhardt and Piotr Mankowski, will be presenting their research projects that leverage FHIR to address consumer health and global health needs.

    Hannah's research involves developing a FHIR-based mobile consumer health application to support at-home treatment plans. Piotr's project is attempting to leverage FHIR to address a number of different use-cases important for global health, including transfer of care, shared health records, interoperability with lab systems, and report generation. This project is specific to an OpenMRS implementation in Haiti, but we're forging a wide collaboration with the global OpenMRS community.

    Bill Lober and Maggie Dorr will introduce an exciting new Washington DOH-supported project that will attempt to research, develop, and demonstrate a PDMP FHIR module to use with the State's HIE.

    Finally, we'll do a quick recap of the recent Epic App Orchard conference, and talk about plans for future Seattle on FHIR events.

    See everyone there!

  • Bridging The Gap Between FHIR Standards and Implementations

    850 Republican St

    Stephen Boyd, Software Engineer at MCG Health, will be presenting the challenges and solutions of developing a FHIR-based clinical decision support product for multiple EMR environments. This includes the limitations of EMR environments, the gap between FHIR standards and implementations, and alternative sources for patient data.

  • FHIR Workshop Planning, Quarter Update, and DevDays Highlights

    850 Republican St

    Piotr Mankowski will be leading a brainstorming session to start planning the annual (or semi-annual) FHIR workshop meeting.

    Also, a number of our members attended FHIR DevDays (https://www.hl7.org/events/fhir/devdays/2019/) this past week, so we'll share some interesting highlights for the conference - and maybe even use the expereince to inform our own conference planning.

    Finally, Piotr will give a quick overview of a recent FHIR seminar which he ran at UW for the Spring quarter.

    See you there!

  • FHIR APIs at the University of Washington

    850 Republican St

    Kevin Swank, UW Medicine Enterprise Integration Architect, will be discussing the enterprise architectures required by healthcare providers to comprehensively enable APIs and SMART on FHIR. Kevin will also be discussing the UW Medicine Epic App Orchard workflow touchpoints, current and future API capabilities, and showing some examples of patient engagement applications.

  • Regulations and FHIR

    850 Republican St

    Ansuman Acharya, Project Manager at Microsoft and Tom Lang, traveling ER doctor, will be presenting on and leading a discussion around CMS and ONC regulations and their impact on FHIR applications. They will each present for about 20 min, leaving plenty of time for discussion, so come ready with questions!

  • FHIR Bulk Data API Tutorial

    850 Republican St

    Piotr Mankowski will be giving an overview/tutorial of the FHIR Bulk Data API. The meeting will be in Building C in room C123. The front desk at the main entrance can let you into the building.

  • Perspectives from a Physician

    UW Medicine E Building

    Tom Lang is a traveling Emergency Room doctor interested in using FHIR for clinical informatics. He will be giving a presentation on a physician's perspective of FHIR and what sort of solutions he believes would be immediately impactful.

    We will be in room E130 of the UW Medicine E Building. The doors will be locked so someone will be there to let you in.