MIDS Program Class Project Selected as Finalist at HL7 FHIR Developer Days Conference

Daniel Witt, Brinnae Bent, Allison Young, Dr. Ed Hammond, PhD, Sa Cheng, Ruiqi Wang and Yifei Wang – Members of the Breathe FHIR Team

Students in the Master of Interdisciplinary Science (MIDS) program, Data Representation and Standards course offered in the Biomedical Informatics concentration are headed to Redmond, WA June 10-12, 2019. Their team project, SPiRE: A Smart Phone App for Managing Adolescent Asthma  was selected as one of three finalists in the HL7 FHIR Dev Days 2019 Student Track Competition. Members of the team are noted in the photo and caption above.

The course, taught by Dr. Ed Hammond, DCHI Director, focuses on data representation that is essential for interoperability and the sharing and intellectual use of data across the health care spectrum. The course investigates the current world of healthcare data representation –controlled terminologies such as SNOMED-CT, LOINC, ICD10, RxNorm, DSM-5, MedDRA, CPT, and MeSH; ontologies as a data representation; existing common data element sets; and attributes to make the data element provide meta knowledge. The course also focuses on data transport standards, including HL7 International standards; Standards Developing Organizations such as IEEE, X12, ASTM, NCPDP, DICOM, IHE, ISO TC 215, CEN TC 251; and standards such as Clinical Decision Support standards, Genomic standards, and SMART app standards.