SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led, multi-stakeholder initiative to launch a next-generation interoperability platform for healthcare, announced today that its members are undertaking a major initiative to simplify the implementation of healthcare information systems in order to provide highly specific decision support over highly refined, standards-based, encoded data.
HSPC members, which include Intermountain Healthcare, a Salt Lake City-based 22-hospital health system, the Veterans Health Administration and LSU Health Care Services Division, a Baton Rouge-based academic healthcare organization, are supporting existing efforts to integrate SNOMED CT and Laboratory LOINC as specified by the IHTSDO/Regenstrief cooperative agreement (https://loinc.org/collaboration/ihtsdo) and to expand that effort to include Clinical LOINC and selected components of RxNorm so that an integrated, description-logic-based system is available that covers the essential domains necessary for healthcare.
This integration effort, which HSPC calls the SOLOR (SnOmed LOinc, Rxnorm) project, will provide the terminology foundation for related CIMI modeling efforts, and HL7 FHIR profile development.
“We hope SOLOR can serve as a foundation to deliver sharable clinical decision-support capabilities both within the VA and ultimately throughout the nation’s healthcare system,” said Jonathan Nebeker, MS, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Strategy and Functional Design, Veterans Health Administration, and clinical lead for the VistA Evolution Program, which is developing the VA’s next-generation EHR.
“Integrating the hard-won standards of existing data organizations in healthcare is a critical step on the journey to healthcare interoperability,” said Stan Huff, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Healthcare and Chairman of the HSPC Board. “We are standing on the shoulders of many unsung heroes who have been working in the trenches for decades to make health information systems talk to each other for the benefit of patients everywhere.”
The American College of Surgeons is sponsoring and hosting HSPC’s next meeting in Washington, D.C., on July 25-27, 2016, which will address the data-standard integration initiative as well as many other topics. Click here to view the agenda and here to register for the meeting.
HSPC was founded as a cross-healthcare-industry effort to focus application development on a new-generation platform through alignment of leading healthcare delivery organizations, vendors, system integrators and a venture-led investor group. The consortium’s primary objective is to leverage hard-won work on SOA at the Veterans Administration, Intermountain Healthcare, Arizona State University, Regenstrief Institute and other organizations to accelerate application development through an open-standards-based, SOA platform and create a new marketplace for semantic, native interoperability in healthcare.
About The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC)
The Consortium is a provider-led, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization aimed at fostering a collaborative industry-wide initiative for an open Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) based platform, a next-generation technology model and a multi-vendor restful web services platform modeled against HL7 FHIR and CIMI/CEM based profiles. Similar to iOS and Android, HSPC will support an “app store” model for plug-and-play healthcare applications leveraging the work at Intermountain Healthcare, LSU, the VA VistA Evolution initiative and others. The HSPC app store will support common services and models that vendors can use to shorten development life cycles. The SOA for healthcare will enable multiple collaborators to deliver different parts of a solution set that will address care coordination, gaps in workflow between systems, and high-fidelity workflow models that support both acute, ambulatory and patient-centered medical home models.