Demonstration at HIMSS12 Offers First Glimpse at Results of Industry Collaboration to Capture the Full Patient Story – #HIMSS12


Details of the relevance of the demonstration will be provided during a press briefing at the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition.

HIMSS12 – Las Vegas – Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

WHAT:  Approximately 1.2 billion clinical documents are produced in the U.S. each year.  This tremendous source of clinical information is underutilized in current computer-based record systems.  ONC’s Office of Standards and Interoperability (S&I) recently hosted a volunteer effort through Health Level Seven (HL7) International and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) USA to establish a national foundation for exchange of information collected in clinical documents.  The project produced a consolidated, cohesive set of structured clinical document templates using the HL7 Clinical Document Architecture standard and IHE integration profiles that are now available for industry adoption.  Use of the templates offers a huge step forward for health information interoperability in the U.S.  The Health Story Project will demonstrate use of the templates for the first time at the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase with a use case provided by the American College of Physicians.

WHO:  Press briefing panelists include:

• Doug Fridsma, MD, Director, ONC, Office of Standards & Interoperability
• Bob Dolin, MD, Representing the Health Story Project
• Charles Jaffe, MD, CEO, Health Level Seven (HL7) International
• Carol Greenlee, MD, Representing the American College of Physicians
• John Donnelly, Representing Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE USA)
• Bill Beighe, CIO, Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, 1-2 p.m. Pacific; Briefing begins at 1:10 p.m.

WHERE: HIMSS12, Las Vegas, Venetian Sands Expo Center, Bassano 2805, 2nd level

CLOSED INVITATION/RSVP: Joy Kuhl, or (818) 817-1050

An audio media press bridge will be provided.  Please bring an XLR Cable if you would like to record direct from the audio feed.