The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase brought together clinical information systems to demonstrate standards-based interoperability at the MHealth Summit at Gaylord National Resort in Washington DC from December 3-5, 2012. The participating organizations considered competitors of one another in any other environment worked together to show how patient data can move seamlessly across care settings using standards-based exchanges.
The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in collaboration with IHE demonstrated a live health information exchange across multiple communities of care. Attendees witnessed computer systems enable health care providers to transfer patient records regardless of their health system affiliation. Attendees participated in interactive tours that allowed them to be the patient while following a standards-based clinical information system transaction through several points all from the perspective of a patient.
Connecting Health IT providers with attendees, stakeholders, and government officials, the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase offered mobile technology experience to attendees who attended the MHealth Summit. Attendees were able to participate in the Interoperability Showcase demonstration that begins the journey of their patient health record creation and ends after the information is exchanged across multiple communities of care using mobile devices. The Interoperability Showcase was visited by hundreds of MHealth Summit 2012 attendees. The impact of the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase grows each year as interoperability initiatives from across the globe come together to share their success stories to help the healthcare industry optimize their use of electronic medical records.