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  • InterSystems this week announced that it would join the Vulcan FHIR Accelerator Program, which was recently convened by Health Level Seven International to enable greater interoperability for clinical researchers.
  • The company joins government and regulatory agencies, standards-development groups, academic institutions, life sciences and tech vendors and others. The goal of the initiative is to broaden the reach of HL7's FHIR interoperability spec to include clinical research. With its membership in the new multi-stakeholder project, InterSystems aims to accelerate advancement toward a "learning health system," by enabling easier exchange of research data with clinical-care data, improving translational research for better patient outcomes.
  • For its part, InterSystems will bring a deep data-sharing experience to the Vulcan program, "powering the exchange and representation of a unified healthcare record among payers, patients, academic medical centers and other healthcare organizations to build tools for transitioning real-world data from EHRs to clinical researchers working on the latest medical treatments," according to the company. InterSystems will help with fine-tune data exchange from the point of collection to the clinical research setting, it said.

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