About Interoperability Showcase

Breaking Barriers to Interoperable Healthcare

Held at HIMSS conferences at locations across the globe, HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™ are unique events where healthcare stakeholders come together to demonstrate the benefits of using standards-based interoperable health IT solutions for effective and secure health data information exchange. 
Today’s healthcare providers have many important and competing needs and goals. Whether the end goal is to be on a path of continuous improvement, to realize improved patient safety and outcomes, or meeting regional government mandates, HIMSS Interoperability Showcases serve the healthcare community by promoting uptake of standards-based solutions that improve the potential for health information exchange between systems, providers, and organizations in order to optimize clinical care.

Use Case-focused Tours - HIMSS Interoperability Showcases allow visitors to see a clinical continuum of care, demonstrated through multiple clinically-accurate use case scenarios simulating healthcare environments such as Ambulatory, Hospital/Provider, Emergency, Chronic Care, Public Health and more. Showcase visitors witness firsthand how standards-based transactions bring clinical information from multiple care settings and systems together. These use cases also demonstrate how clinical work flow can be improved by decreasing duplicative entry of information.

Valuable Partnerships & Collaboration - HIMSS InteroperabilityShowcases demonstrate the important partnerships and collaborations between many relevant organizations including integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), HL7, IEEE, Continua, government agencies, and other key stakeholders. By engaging these powerful forces, a HIMSS Interoperability Showcase becomes an all-inclusive demonstration of the current state of adoption of standards-based solutions.

Global Initiatives - HIMSS Interoperability Showcases are hosted around the world, focusing on regional health information exchange issues. Each year, HIMSS partners with Health IT vendors and standards organizations to deliver the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS annual conference in the United States, eHealth Week in Europe, and the HIMSS AsiaPac conference.

Volunteer Engagement - HIMSS Interoperability Showcases are the ideal venue for individuals to become involved in breaking barriers to interoperable healthcare. There are opportunities year round for volunteers to inform solutions, provide expertise, and build relationships that deliver this innovative approach for interoperable solutions to healthcare communities worldwide.

Take a tour of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ and see what everyone is talking about. This clip will show you the Showcase from an Attendee's point of view.

Douglas Fridsma, Director, Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC, talks about the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, demonstrating how the building blocks fit together to solve really important problems

Judy Murphy states Interoperability is the next frontier of Meaningful Use

Douglas Fridsma, Director, Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC, talks about solutions to exchange within the Interoperability Showcase™

Deputy National Coordinator for Programs & Policy at ONC talks about the power of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcases™

An insider's look at participating in the Interoperability Showcase. See interviews with participants, Interoperability Showcase Director-Sandy Vance, and many more.

Judy Murphy, Deputy National Coordinator at ONC, explains the impact of interoperability on patient safety

Douglas Fridsma, Director, Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC explains what you can see at the Interoperability Showcase™ that has been built and is being used in production

Deputy National Coordinator talks about patient healthcare improvements with patient portal

Douglas Fridsma, Director, Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC talks about synergies within the Interoperability Showcase™ for private and public sector

Douglas Fridsma, Director, Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC talks about the Interoperability Showcase™, showing how standards are used to improve healthcare



Contact Us

For more information about the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase or to find out how you or your organization can get involved, contact us.

Bronwen Watkins-Pitchford
Associate Manager

Interoperability Initiatives