Health IT Vendors Announce Interoperability Advancements at HIMSS22
March 15, 2022 – Several health IT vendors have announced new interoperability partnerships and offerings at the 2022 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Health Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
EHR vendor MEDITECH and Google Health announced their intent to partner on an integrated solution within MEDITECH’s Expanse EHR platform.
The solution will leverage Google Health’s search and summarization capabilities which are set to enhance clinical decision support by providing clinicians with easy access to a longitudinal view of a patient’s health history.
Google Health’s intelligent summarization extracts data from different parts of the patient record to produce a patient health summary. Providers can then explore a deep-dive view of critical information including lab results, vitals, and medications.
To enable this search and summary functionality, the EHR vendor will utilize Google Health’s tools to create a longitudinal health data layer, which unites data from different sources into a standard FHIR format.