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- FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) Dedicated Web Page
- 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking, and the ONC Health IT Certification Program
- 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan (Draft for Comments)
- Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs
The accelerated pace of adoption of HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) with various versions and approaches is expected to improve interoperability and data exchange, but also present scalability challenges. The FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST), an initiative convened by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), brings together a highly representative group of motivated healthcare industry stakeholders and health information technology experts. The goal is to identify scalability barriers and propose solutions to accelerate the industry-wide adoption of the FHIR standard at scale.
The conversation topics will include:
- What is FAST?
- FAST structure and Tiger Team approach to tackle FHIR scalability challenges
- FAST-identified use cases and core capabilities for supporting FHIR solutions at scale
- Initially identified Technical, Regulatory and Policy barriers to FHIR scalability
- Overview of proposed solutions and next steps
- The FAST Technical Learning Community (TLC) and other ways to get involved
About the Presenters
Stephen Konya, Senior Innovation Strategist, Office of the National
Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Since 2015, Stephen Konya has served as the Senior Innovation Strategist for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In addition to developing the external and internal innovation strategy, he also serves as the Agency’s primary liaison for innovation related projects and challenges, specifically targeting engagement opportunities with the healthcare startup and investor communities. Prior to his position with the Federal Government, he served concurrently as Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Results Officer for the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chief of Staff for the IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and CFO of the IL Human Rights Commission. He holds a BBA in Finance and International Business from Loyola University of Chicago, and was both a Fellow and Mentor of the Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI) program, at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), School of Public Health.
Patrick Murta, Solution Architecture Fellow, Humana | FAST Initiative Chief Architect | Da Vinci Operating Member
Patrick is Solution Architecture Fellow at Humana and is responsible for the strategy and architecture as it relates to interoperability and providing integrated care delivery. With more than 20 years in the field, Patrick frequently speaks at industry events and actively participates in industry initiatives. He currently sits on the coordinating committee for Da Vinci, is one of the chief architects for the ONC FAST initiative, and participates in other initiatives. He is co-inventor on two patents related to payer business rules management and implementations of payer generated clinical insights.
Patrick's experience extends to the original HIPAA X12 implementations. He has designed and implemented enterprise business rules management systems for case and utilization management, predictive models for member health and safety, and bi-directional payer and EHR integration.
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