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HL7 Event Connectathon

Goldbelt Apex attended the 2023 Health Level Seven (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Connectathon 32 on January 16th through January 20th in Henderson, NV.  This event hosted several partners, participants, and leaders whose focus was hands-on FHIR development and testing. Implementers and developers were able to gain experience in developing FHIR-based solutions and exchange data with other FHIR interfaces.

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International (HL&) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of Electronic Health Information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7 is supported by more than 1600 members from over 50 countries, including 500+ corporate members representing healthcare providers, government stakeholders, payers, pharmaceutical companies, vendors/suppliers, consulting firms. The HL7 standards are adopted by other standards issuing bodies such as American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

During the Connectathon, Goldbelt Apex provide support by registering members and participants in the HL7 – Human and Social Services Work Group (HSS WG). The work group focused specifically on a set of international standards for transfer of clinical and administrative data between software applications used by various healthcare providers. The data standards created are meant to allow healthcare organizations to easily share clinical information. Theoretically, this ability to exchange information should help to minimize the tendency for medical and social care to be geographically isolated and highly variable.   Goldbelt is currently partnering with MDIX which operates a “Semantic” Healthcare Data Transformation Engine.   This is the future of interface technology and aligns with Tim Burners-Lee’s original vision for the web.  It is based on the OMG MDMI Standard; Object Management Group OMG being the group that is responsible for Unified Modeling Language (UML) which is used all over the world in software development.  It is also based on Web 3.0 technologies like RDF and OWL.