Email 2: sent March 21, 2015
Subject: Update on the Emerging Interoperability Alliance
Colleagues & allies:
- first, convene a kind of "Bretton Woods gathering to agree upon 'the gold standard' for interoperability governance," and
- second, make a set of coordinated recommendations for the "coordinated governance venue and single trust framework" the Roadmap calls to be established in 2016.
- State and local government, who bring an on-the-ground, implementation perspective, adding government to governance at a level to which "we the people" can relate, working together with national state-facing partners;
- Health Information Exchanges and other data infrastructure services organizations and providers;
- the Research and Pure & Applied Science, community;
- the champions of Transparency, Value, and Quality of healthcare systems and financing;
- the HIT Vendors' community, which includes both EHR vendors and larger IT systems and solutions companies; and most importantly;
- the data generators & end Users: Providers & Customers, themselves including multiple subsets:
- Patients and Families;
- Providers: individuals, institutions, and organizations across the care, services, health & wellness continuum;
- Federal providers of healthcare services and federal senders/receivers of data (DoD, VHA, IHS, CDC, CMS... the members of the Federal Health Architecture)
- States responded unanimously when asked if they wanted to schedule a call to discuss how they can collaborate together in response to the Roadmap's Call to Action. NESCSO (the NE States Consortium Systems Organization), the folks who bring us the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference, is hosting a call for State leaders on Friday, March 27th at 2:30 pm EDT. (Write if you don't have but want the invitation and registration for the call.) The NGA, APHSA, and others who support states and localities will join as well.
- The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) is expanding its own membership and reaching out to other HIE organizations (http://strategichie.com/);
- The Learning Health Community's leadership has expressed a desire to partner (http://www.learninghealth.
- The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement is exploring a number of ways in which they could support a national collaboration of collaborative organizations and leaders (http://www.nrhi.org/);
- The Stewards of Change, celebrating their tenth year of advancing interoperability in the human services domain, and increasingly, the boundaries between health and wellness, healthcare, and human services (http://www.stewardsofchange.
- The CURE Project, led by individuals who believe HIT requirements definition efforts should be under the direct coordination of the larger healthcare community (http://www.thecureproject.
- Please let me know if you wish to be removed from this list.
- This alliance is continuing to grow. Please continue to forward the communications to other allies.
- Let me know of groups or individuals to add to my list.