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HL7 Policy Conference: The Future of Interoperability Within Borders and Beyond

Below are Powerpoint presentations from HL7’s recent two-day policy summit, held December 5-6, 2013 at the House of Sweden Conference Center in Washington, DC. The event gathered recognized experts, implementers and funders in the vanguard of change for a lively, focused conversation about today’s policy and technology challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

The 2013 HL7 policy conference theme was The Future of Interoperability: Within Borders and Beyond. Discussions and debates addressed both domestic and international issues.

Key global conference topics addressed in these presentations include:

  • Making global interoperability frameworks a reality
  • mHealth in low- and middle-income countries
  • HIT workforce training expansions in the Global South
  • SDOs, health equity and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Building reusable policy tools which address the needs of Health Ministers
  • Regional HIT and interoperability: lessons in transformation from around the globe (East Africa, South America, Southeast Asia, the EU, Canada and Australia)

Key US- focused conference topics addressed in these presentations include:
  • Look Back, Move Forward – A special session to collect perspectives and wisdom from people who have held high federal HIT offices and departed. This forum asked recognized policy names to share lessons learned from serving in office and implementing HIT policy
  • A view from the Hill – What HIT issues will be viable in next year’s Congress? Who are the key players?
  • The Federal Health Architecture
  • Meaningful use and the future of interoperability
  • ACOs, technology and coordinated care
  • Linking and integrating big data: the promise and pitfalls
  • Emerging issues at the intersection of standards, interoperability and policy