Solor Featured at HIMSS’19 Global Conference
In February 2019, Solor was featured as a key Seamless Care interoperability project on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 Global Conference in Orlando, Florida. Throughout the conference, the Solor team received overwhelming interest and had a strong engagement with conference attendees on identifying how Solor can address the pain points faced by health care organizations in improving interoperability through the integration of disparate health data systems.
What is HIMSS
As the world’s largest Healthcare IT conference, HIMSS brings together over 45,000 healthcare professionals representing over 1,300 health care vendors from both private and public sectors. The annual conference allows health care professionals to network and learn about the latest innovations in Healthcare IT as well as finding opportunities to collaborate on addressing a variety of health care challenges such as interoperability.
Solor’s Success at HIMSS
The Solor team, led by Dr. Keith Campbell, Director of Informatics Architecture of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), successfully hosted the information kiosk at the VA Seamless Care area by presenting the Solor vision of true interoperability of health care to more than 69 professionals representing 39 organizations. Participants indicated their strong desire to learn more through future customized demos and voiced their interest in exploring how Solor can be applied in their own workstreams for their individual organizations. Overall, HIMSS attendees who learned about Solor were incredibly impressed with the project’s innovative and foundational approach for health care interoperability and patient safety.
Taking Solor Beyond VA
Given that semantic interoperability of health care data is not a VA-only problem, or a government-only challenge, Solor’s foundational interoperability solution is gaining interest beyond VA. Organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration have actively engaged with the Solor team to build solutions for the Systemic Harmonization & Interoperability Enhancement for Lab Data (SHIELD) and IVD Industry Connectivity Consortium (IICC) working groups on the interoperability of In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) laboratory data. The Solor team also met with leaders and health care professionals from organizations such as the Social Security Administration (SSA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Clinical Architecture, Perspecta, and Wolters Kluwer – Health Language.
The Next Steps
The Solor team is excited to continue to identify and explore opportunities to collaborate with health care organizations to helping them improve the interoperability of their health care systems and to help provide better, faster, and seamless care for patients.