With a just a week to go before HIMSS23 in Chicago, Dr. Anders welcomes Amit Trivedi, senior director of Informatics and Health IT Standards for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global advisor, thought leader and member-based society committed to reforming the global health ecosystem through the power of information and technology. In his role at HIMSS, he is focused on interoperability strategy across health IT standards, and his team helps to direct and support the standards ecosystem within HIMSS.

Trivedi also notes that he helps represent members on various industry efforts including Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), the National Deployment Committee for IHE, the North American Connectathon, one of the largest industry testing events for interoperability. HIMSS also has a cooperative agreement with the Office of the National Coordinator to help advance the FHIR specification and, more specifically, the International Patient Summary. Trivdi also supports a variety of industry efforts, serving as a subject matter expert or on advisory boards with the Shift Interoperability and Digital Bridge.

Together, Dr. Anders and Trivedi discuss:

  • What motivated Trivedi to enter the HIT arena
  • The role of structured clinical data in the interoperability landscape
  • FHIR and its granular interoperability support
  • Technology’s influence on disparities in health equity
  • Challenges surrounding interoperability and the role of HIT
  • The emerging role of QHINs in interoperability
  • The issue of consent in equitable interoperability
  • How the resistance to data sharing has shifted in recent decades
  • How clinicians must sift through the tsunami of patient-specific data elements
  • How AI can help in managing the information overload
  • HIMSS’ role
  • HIMSS and the 21st Century Cures Act
  • “If you had a magic wand and could change anything in healthcare IT today, what would it be?”

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