Ricky from the 1upHealth team will be on a panel with Don Rucker (the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Ken Lawonn (Chief Information Officer, Sharp HealthCare), and Brian Klemenhagen (Managing Director of TripleTree) at the KLAS Research Digital Health Investment forum. The discussion is a fireside chat titled "A Discussion about the Promise and Realities of Interoperability."
Our take is that the enaction of the vision still requires support for numerous features and products that must fill in the gaps to make the data useful. For example FHIR is still new and implementations are not fully standardized against the canonical specification. A core use of healthcare data is analytics, yet FHIR does not natively support aggregations or groupings across patient-level populations. Patient identity management across organizations is still a challenge. As we connect to health systems, how do we enable bi-directional (read / write) access to the EHR? How do we merge clinical data sets from different sources including patient mediated data, traditional HL7 feeds, claims data from payors, and sensors and wearable devices? Those are also the technical challenges 1upHealth is building solutions for, and we hope to bring them into production for all the developers using our platform.