Solor is an innovative open-source ecosystem for semantic interoperability in healthcare. This video was officially launched at the HSPC Conference on February 27, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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In today’s digital age, we expect to have a seamless health care experience, however, you may be surprised to learn that something as simple as recording your symptoms may lead to dire circumstances.
This is because healthcare systems do not represent their clinical data in the same way. This means when you see a new doctor, the data transfer from one Electronic Health Record (EHR) system to another may contain errors, leading to real safety concerns.
For example, when you present symptoms of pneumonia, your doctor will have to describe your symptoms in her local EHR system. If you need to visit a different doctor while on vacation, your records will be imported to a different EHR system, which may lead to missing information and result in a delay in diagnosis.
In health care, retaining the same semantic meaning of medical terminologies can mean life or death. The lack of consistent representation of health data creates disparate systems, which hinders true interoperability, the sharing and usage of data across health systems
This issue significantly impacts the entire health care sector, not only for federal government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), but it also impacts some of the largest Health IT vendors such as Allscripts, Cerner, Epic, and Optum through private partnerships enabled by the Veterans Choice Act.
This is why Solor was created by Dr. Keith Campbell to address the limitations and inconsistencies created by this data integration process.
Currently, many health care organizations (HCOs) manually translate and map health data for their own needs, which is costly, inefficient, and error-prone.
Solor will allow these organizations to interpret this data in an open-source ecosystem and to integrate disparate health standards to provide a simplified data representation.
Solor provides a simpler and safer approach that these organizations can use to preserve the semantic meaning of health data through an integrated terminology ecosystem when it is transferred from one EHR system to another for better, faster, and seamless care.
Instead of spending so much time and resources on data interpretation, medical professionals can now build Health IT solutions with more reliable and shareable data.
Solor was launched internationally in November 2017 and has since been awarded the Federal Health IT 2018 Innovation Award in June.
Over the past year, different organizations have approached our team to develop Solor to help solve their semantic interoperability issues. We are developing use cases with federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and international organizations such as HL7.
Furthermore, Solor is also being considered for potential commercial use cases both nationally and internationally in the future.
Let Solor help you achieve true interoperability of your healthcare data to make healthcare more open and connected.
To join us on this exciting endeavor and learn more about how to bring seamless care to your organization, contact us today!