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Informatics Research Seminar: HL7 FHIR for the Information Scientist
September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI
Presented from Duke
Broadcast Link: Seminar
At Duke, live seminars will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.
The unambiguous sharing of healthcare data is insufficient to meet the needs of our delivery system. Moreover, the means for exchanging data has not facilitated data reuse for a broad range of purposes, including quality evaluation, decision support, clinical research, primary medical science, and public health. Standards must rapidly evolve despite an environment constrained by the limited resources, by government regulation and by a rapidly evolving knowledge base. The Department of Health & Human Resources has replaced the requirements of Meaningful Use with Interoperability. The standards development community has applied innovative approaches to realizing these goals. HL7 FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) has brought us closer to true interoperability. Today, FHIR has become even easier to implement, and the world has embraced the opportunity.
Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD, FACP, FACMI is the Chief Executive Officer of Health Level 7 International (HL7). He completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins and Duke Universities and post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and the Lombardi Cancer Center. He has served in various academic positions in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, as well as in the School of Engineering. Prior to joining HL7, he was the Senior Global Strategist at Intel. In addition, he led a national research consortium, found a consultancy for research informatics, served as the VP of Medical Informatics at AstraZeneca, and the VP of Life Sciences at SAIC. Dr. Jaffe has been the contributing editor for several journals and has published on clinical management, informatics deployment, and healthcare policy.