Healthcare Services Platform Consortium Launches Data-Standard Integration Initiative to Advance Healthcare Interoperability

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–()–The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led,
multi-stakeholder initiative to launch a next-generation
interoperability platform for healthcare, announced today that its
members are undertaking a major initiative to simplify the
implementation of healthcare information systems in order to provide
highly specific decision support over highly refined, standards-based,
encoded data.

HSPC members, which include Intermountain Healthcare, a Salt Lake
City-based 22-hospital health system, the Veterans Health Administration
and LSU Health Care Services Division, a Baton Rouge-based academic
healthcare organization, are supporting existing efforts to integrate
SNOMED CT and Laboratory LOINC as specified by the IHTSDO/Regenstrief
cooperative agreement (https://loinc.org/collaboration/ihtsdo)
and to expand that effort to include Clinical LOINC and selected
components of RxNorm so that an integrated, description-logic-based
system is available that covers the essential domains necessary for

This integration effort, which HSPC calls the SOLOR (SnOmed LOinc,
Rxnorm) project, will provide the terminology foundation for related
CIMI modeling efforts, and HL7 FHIR profile development.

“We hope SOLOR can serve as a foundation to deliver sharable clinical
decision-support capabilities both within the VA and ultimately
throughout the nation’s healthcare system,” said Jonathan Nebeker, MS,
MD, Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Strategy and Functional
Design, Veterans Health Administration, and clinical lead for the VistA
Evolution Program, which is developing the VA’s next-generation EHR.

“Integrating the hard-won standards of existing data organizations in
healthcare is a critical step on the journey to healthcare
interoperability,” said Stan Huff, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer
at Intermountain Healthcare and Chairman of the HSPC Board. “We are
standing on the shoulders of many unsung heroes who have been working in
the trenches for decades to make health information systems talk to each
other for the benefit of patients everywhere.”

The American College of Surgeons is sponsoring and hosting HSPC’s next
meeting in Washington, D.C., on July 25-27, 2016, which will address the
data-standard integration initiative as well as many other topics. Click here
to view the agenda and here
to register for the meeting.

HSPC was founded as a cross-healthcare-industry effort to focus
application development on a new-generation platform through alignment
of leading healthcare delivery organizations, vendors, system
integrators and a venture-led investor group. The consortium’s primary
objective is to leverage hard-won work on SOA at the Veterans
Administration, Intermountain Healthcare, Arizona State University,
Regenstrief Institute and other organizations to accelerate application
development through an open-standards-based, SOA platform and create a
new marketplace for semantic, native interoperability in healthcare.

About The Healthcare Services Platform
Consortium (HSPC)

The Consortium is a provider-led,
not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization aimed at fostering a
collaborative industry-wide initiative for an open Services Oriented
Architecture (SOA) based platform, a next-generation technology model
and a multi-vendor restful web services platform modeled against HL7
FHIR and CIMI/CEM based profiles. Similar to iOS and Android, HSPC will
support an “app store” model for plug-and-play healthcare applications
leveraging the work at Intermountain Healthcare, LSU, the VA VistA
Evolution initiative and others. The HSPC app store will support common
services and models that vendors can use to shorten development life
cycles. The SOA for healthcare will enable multiple collaborators to
deliver different parts of a solution set that will address care
coordination, gaps in workflow between systems, and high-fidelity
workflow models that support both acute, ambulatory and patient-centered
medical home models.

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