Sharing Session - 60 Minutes
Sridevi Wilmore, MPH, LMSW
Health Scientist Informatics
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Informatics and Information Resources Management, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
FHIR based technology allows for the integration of data from disparate EHR systems as well as patient generated data to create a complete patient picture that will enhance clinical decision-making. In order to assess the FHIR standard, CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion collaborated with Georgia Tech informatics program on a series of FHIR based feasibility studies. The goal is to validate technical approaches using FHIR to facilitate the collection and integration of patient generated data and EHR data, which then informs algorithmic risk categorization and supports efficient clinical decision-making. The long-term objective is to scale this technology to support seamless interchange of patient information between different stakeholders systems including discharge hospital, breastfeeding mother (post-hospital discharge), pediatrician, and professional community lactation professional.
Advancing technology and EHR systems allow for technological bridges between patients, hospitals, and independent providers increasing healthcare providers’ capacity for patient care via workflow enhancements(1). Novel technology solutions have the potential to strengthen clinical-community linkages from the hospital health care providers to the community health care providers, including both physicians and community support services. Further, leveraging emerging technologies and developing of machine-readable clinical algorithms to advance care management will potentially lead to improved long-term health outcomes. These technology concepts are scalable and adaptable to support any high-risk health area.