Vorro is proud to be participating as a track lead for this fall’s virtual HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Connectathon 25. The conference is three days (September 9-11) of hands-on FHIR development and testing and provides a great opportunity for implementers and developers to gain experience developing FHIR-based solutions. Vorro has participated previously in the electronic Long-Term Services and Supports (eLTSS) track furthering the exchange of data generated during the planning and provision of long-term services and supports and is for data commonly found on LTSS service plans. This year’s focus will be to develop and define a Post-Acute FHIR based Order (PAO) for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Home Health Services to facilitate order exchange between the ordering provider and the DME supplier or the Home Health Agency.
FHIR defines a web application programming interface (API) for health data exchange. It is a strategy for enabling integration and connectivity between different players and was developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7). The HL7 FHIR Connectathon allows participants to come together several times each year to work alongside vendor peers, healthcare providers and administrators, and the individuals and organizations that actually wrote the HL7 FHIR specification. This gives industry application developers the ability to practice interoperability in a controlled setting. As a result, vendors can test, come to resolution and inform the specification evolution so that true interoperability can be enabled.
The overall aim of the exercise is to improve the quality of the FHIR specification by implementing and testing through connecting to others’ software. For three days the Vorro solution will be put to the test by multiple vendors. This rigorous testing event is one of the many ways Vorro is able to stay current and relevant in today’s rapidly-evolving healthcare environment. Vorro is positioning its clients to leverage the FHIR standards for not only this use case, but many others. FHIR is the future of data exchange, and we are prepared to meet this need in the market today.