Carequality at HIMSS23

April 5, 2023 |
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Meet the Carequality Team at HIMSS23

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Come to the Ellkay booth Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for the Carequality community meet-up.

The Carequality team is looking forward to meeting Implementers and other Carequality community members in Chicago for HIMSS23. Ellkay is generously sponsoring an informal reception on Wednesday, April 19 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in their booth (#213, Hall A, South Building). We encourage everyone to stop by with no advance registration or fee required. Thank you to Ellkay for sponsoring the Carequality meet-up!

Thank you also to the Carequality Implementers participating in the Interoperability Showcase. This the first time that Carequality is sponsoring and participating in demonstrations.

Demo 1: 360X and Multimodality Technology To Support Care Transitions. The demos will begin at 15 minutes past each hour in the North Building, Hall B, Booth 7946. The demo will share the story of a young mother whose sobriety is put in jeopardy when she experiences severe post-partum depression and self-medicates.

Demo 2: Leveraging Carequality and 360X Transitions. Demos will begin at 45 minutes past each hour in North Building, Hall B, Booth 7946. The demo shares the story of a patient with metastatic breast cancer who wants to prevent any delays in her treatment and to use and retain her own health data with an app.

While making your plans for HIMSS, mark your calendar for Executive Director Alan Swenson’s speaking engagements:

  • Monday, April 17 at 11:15 a.m.
    Alan Swenson is speaking at a preconference panel session on “Driving Interoperability in 2023: CURES, TEFCA, and Information Blocking” in Room S404. TEFCA is moving forward, and exchange partners are signing up. Hot on its heels come rules from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to prevent information blocking as required by the 21st Century Cures Act. This diverse panel will explore the intricacies of compliance and outline the evolving compliance landscape.
  • Tuesday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m.
    In his role supporting the RCE, Alan Swenson will join The Sequoia Project CEO Mariann Yeager to speak about “ONC TEFCA Update from RCE” in Room S504. They will share the latest news regarding the implementation and go-live of TEFCA and share opportunities for input and participation.
  • Wednesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m.
    In his role supporting the RCE, Alan Swenson will be hosting a panel of Candidate QHINs with Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) Health IT Program Analyst Liz Turi entitled “TEFCA’s Candidate QHINs – Progress Toward Nationwide Interoperability Go-Live” in Room S100C.  This panel discussion with ONC, the RCE, and representatives from the QHIN candidates accepted for onboarding will discuss the status of the onboarding process and vision for the future.

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About Carequality

Carequality is a national-level, consensus-built, interoperability framework to enable exchange between and among health information networks. Carequality brings together diverse groups, including electronic health record vendors, record locator service providers and other types of existing networks, to determine technical and policy agreements to enable data to flow between and among networks, platforms and geographies.

The Carequality Framework provides the essential elements for trusted national exchange, such as common rules of the road, well-defined technical specifications and a participant directory.


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