- UW FHIR Virtual Workshop
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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!
- Perspectives from a Physician
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.
- Introductory Meetup
This will be the first meeting of the Seattle on FHIR group. Gustavo Glusman from the Institute for Systems Biology will present his method on "data fingerprints" using FHIR for the first half hour. After the presentation, we will discuss what future meetings will look like and how we can enable collaborations around FHIR. We will be in room C122 of the UW Medicine Admin Building.