T06: HL7 FHIR® for the Data Scientist

8:30 AM–12:00 PM Mar 12, 2018 (US - Pacific)



Abstract: This tutorial will provide the attendees with the background, the rapidly evolving processes, the technical elements, and the innovative approaches to solving the complex problems of interoperable data exchange. In only seven years, FHIR® has been embraced by developers of technology solutions, by government regulatory bodies, by academic institutions, and by Public Health agencies worldwide. The adoption of FHIR®-based solutions has been accelerated by coalescence around a single API structure. The process has been embraced by both public- and private-sector initiatives and by reliance upon a highly consistent maturity model and a reliable strategic roadmap. Within the scope of this workshop, we will highlight the innovative approaches to these strategic goals and articulate the framework for their solution. Unprecedented collaboration by private-sector companies and by broad based coalitions have largely refined the business model for application development. Moreover, innovative government-based initiatives have fostered the sharing of genomic data for both applied and basic research.

Learning Objective 1: leverage the power of the HL7 FHIR® platform for patient care, applied research, population health, or precision medicine.

Learning Objective 2 (Optional): formulate technical, business, and workflow strategies that enable the integration of open APIs (Application Programing Interfaces) and HL7 FHIR® resources to enhance interoperability initiatives and data integration.

Learning Objective 3 (Optional): exploit the ease of FHIR® implementation to enhance technical strategies, reduce development time, decrease project implementation costs


Charles Jaffe (Presenter)
Health Level 7 (HL7)

Joshua Mandel (Presenter)
Verily (Google Life Sciences),

Stan Huff (Presenter)
Intermountain Healthcare

Gil Alterovitz (Presenter)
Harvard Medical School

Russell Leftwich (Presenter)
Intersystems Corporation

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