HL7 FHIR Connectathon, 2020

Health Informatics Office (HIO) staff successfully completed integration testing as part of the Public Health Informatics staff at the 2020 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Connectathon.  The FHIR Connectathon provides an opportunity for implementers and developers to assess and test FHIR specifications to promote system interoperability. HIO was one of seven state health departments to test standards around death reporting …

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) DevDays, 2019

Staff from the Health Informatics Office (HIO) successfully validated Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) application programming interfaces (APIs) at the 2019 FHIR DevDays, which was hosted by Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. The FHIR DevDays brings together health information technology (HIT) professionals from across the healthcare ecosystem together to learn, develop, and test FHIR standards. HIO staff worked with FHIR experts …

National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, 2019

HIO staff presented at the renowned Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. The Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit brings nation leaders, lawmakers, public health officials, law enforcement, clinicians, and community advocates together to discuss practical solutions that can address prescription drug abuse, misuse, and diversion. HIO staff presentation detailed the collaborative work the program, along with …

HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, 2019

In February 2019, HIO was one of four health departments that participated at the 2019 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Interoperability Showcase, and the only health department to participate in more than one use case (“Mother and Infant Mortality Prevention” and “Opioid Crisis: The Person & The Population”). The live demonstrations at HIMSS demonstrated how seamless health information …