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See you at HIMSS 2016, Las Vegas, February 29-March 4

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

See you at HIMSS 2016, Las Vegas, February 29-March 4

HIMSS 2016 is upon us, February 29 to March 4, in fabulous Las Vegas! We hope you'll stop by the Apelon booth (#2265) and say hello. We'll be showing off the new DTS version 4.4, which features a completely integrated HL7(r) FHIR(r) toolkit, enhanced value set tools for quality measure and clinical decision support developers, the new Content Download Portal app, and performance enhancements throughout the application. If you haven't seen DTS in a while, you'll be amazed at the latest features.

Our mapping and professional services division will be on hand to share their insights about the future of structured data interchange in the US. The ICD-10 conversion is finally done, and it seemed a little bit like Y2K all over again, didn't it? A whole lot of worry, a whole lot of money, and then everything more or less just worked. What a relief, and congratulations to the teams who made it look easy. Now, whatever program will follow Meaningful Use will prioritize interoperability... but what will that mean for providers, for EMR vendors, and especially for patients?

With projects underway around the world, the Apelon consulting team's perspective on global health is definitely changing. We're seeing low-resource projects turn into great successes. Our international work, such as with OpenHIE, is focused on projects and problems that have a big impact on health outcomes, which makes it all so much more rewarding. With FHIR, We're finally seeing a data standard that excites people, and we're thrilled that the FHIR team are thinking about clinical meaning early in the process. 

What are your interoperability goals for 2016 and 2017? How will you help your patients and your customers improve health with better data? Drop by and let us know!

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