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Get up to speed with the world of standards and interoperability when you attend an educational workshop at MedInfo 2023.

The #MEDINFO23 weekend program is expected to attract a range of delegates including the health tech professionals working with implementations and the delivery of digital health.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to bring practical information back to your healthcare organisation:

  • Why are standards so important to enable digital change in healthcare?
  • Why is FHIR becoming an industry standard?
  • Why is interoperability being discussed again?

With an international and national audience, delegates have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from the best in the world on this area – and to advance our collective thinking through targeted case studies and examples from overseas including the International Patient Summary.

The weekend stream is facilitated by Kate Ebrill FAIDH, Product and Services Lead CSIRO and Co-Industry Chair #MEDINFO23, and Prof Trish Williams FAIDH, CISCO Chair and Professor of Digital Health Systems, Flinders University.

Saturday 8 July 2023 (Day One)

Making data real and actionable

In this session you will hear a comprehensive overview of the application of standards, how systems and data can connect through the adoption of standards, and how we can action practical change. Among others, we will hear from national and international approaches to interoperability, the latest advancements in SNOMED terminology, practical insights in FHIR, the importance of driving industry collaboration and connection through IHE, and the use of resulting data for research and decision making.

We will have a focus on a workable case study on population health and Centres of Disease Control to ground our understanding and learning.

This day will be a pre-cursor to Day 2 which will focus on the International Patient Summary as a strategic initiative in Europe and other parts of the world.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the standards eco-system
  • Understand the key standards which support consistent data definition, data access, data sharing, and data use to support interoperability between systems and population health (with a Centre of Disease Control example)
  • Practical examples and links to resources to take home for reference.

Sunday 9 July 2023 (Day Two)

Data access – Going global

Day two will see the standards and interoperability stream come together with senior leaders in CXIO and International Policy Forum sessions to focus on the significant global initiative – International Patient Summary (IPS). The IPS is an electronic record extract containing essential healthcare information to support ‘unplanned, cross border care’, but not limited to that. We have all been in situations overseas where this happens or potentially happens. Hear about the work that has been completed to date, the policy imperatives, ties to citizen centric services and other relevant topics. This day will go from strategic overview into more detailed discussion on the IPS.

The International Patient Summary (IPS) is a standard for sharing essential health information and supported by global programs for digital health, such as the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). The IPS was also endorsed by the G7 and G20 as key focus for interoperability. The IPS is a Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) document standard and establishes how structured data can be shared worldwide using controlled vocabularies and terminologies such as LOINC and SNOMED CT.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand what is meant by IPS and International Patient Access
  • Understand what the core components are of the IPS
  • Understand the global policy position on the IPS
  • Understand what a Core FHIR Implementation Guide and its relationship is to an IPS
  • Understand how different countries are progressing with implementing the IPS
  • Understand where to go for more resources to get started.

Supported by CSIRO, HL7 Australia, HL7 International, SNOMED International, and IHE Australia you will meet the experts and the ability to ask the questions direct to those in the know.

Buy a one-day, two-day, or full conference delegate pass to take part.

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