Unique in the healthcare industry, the Consortium convenes stakeholders around the world to share validated, scalable interoperability best practices at the point of care to:
National government agencies; health systems and their associated clinicians; non-governmental organizations such as standards development organizations; industry and patient-focused, caused-based associations; and market suppliers such as IT software/hardware and medical device developers are welcome to participate in the Consortium.
The Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability is working collaboratively with other organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating the deployment of healthcare standards to quickly and efficiently share critical patient information and to meet pressing interoperability needs for healthcare providers and public health professionals around the globe.
The Consortium is taking a multi-pronged approach by convening listening sessions with key stakeholders. These sessions will help clinicians and public health agencies around the world leverage critical existing resources and respond to this global emergency. Sessions are designed to:
The delivery of high-quality, efficient healthcare remains a significant challenge across the globe. Healthcare has yet to experience the kind of interoperability that has already fueled innovation and disruption in other industries. Despite the progress that has been made to improve health outcomes, a lack of interoperable data formats, incomplete information exchange across the continuum of care, and business governance that inhibits data interoperability all diminish the ability to more widely impact better outcomes, stifling increased innovation in the healthcare marketplace.
HIMSS, HL7 International and IHE International together believe an entity like the Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability can activate digital health efficiency and innovation on the ground by deploying validated, scalable, data-sharing technologies and processes to support best practices at the point of care and beyond. The consortium will act as a coordinating point for the global healthcare community to help accelerate the adoption of next-generation, API-based standards to support increased interoperability around the world.
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through its innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.
Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7 is supported by more than 1,600 members from over 50 countries, including 500+ corporate members representing healthcare providers, government stakeholders, payers, pharmaceutical companies, vendors/suppliers, and consulting firms.
IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address specific clinical needs in support of optimal patient care. Systems developed in accordance with IHE communicate with one another better, are easier to implement, and enable care providers to use information more effectively.
Interested in seeing how the Global Consortium for eHealth Interoperability can support your organization, region or country to achieve better, lower-cost health outcomes through interoperability deployment at the patient point of care? Complete the below form and a Consortium member will reach out with more information.