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InterSystems joins Vulcan FHIR ACCELERATOR Programme

InterSystems joins Vulcan FHIR ACCELERATOR Programme

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InterSystems, a data technology provider, has announced its membership in the Vulcan FHIR ACCELERATOR Programme, a new multi-stakeholder initiative launched by Health Level Seven International (HL7) to empower clinical researchers with greater interoperability.

InterSystems joins leaders from government and regulatory agencies, standards development organisations, academic institutions, life sciences and technology companies, to extend the capabilities of HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) beyond clinical care to include clinical research.

As part of the programme, InterSystems will apply its extensive experience powering the exchange and representation of a unified healthcare record among payers, patients, academic medical centres and other healthcare organisations to build tools for transitioning real world data from EHRs to clinical researchers working on the latest medical treatments. InterSystems will also pilot the new solutions for streamlining data exchange from the point of collection to the clinical research setting.

“Clean, aggregated, and normalised data is essential in clinical care and the backbone of efficient medical research,” said Don Woodlock, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, InterSystems. “Driven by data and committed to expanding interoperability to improve patient outcomes, we are proud to join the Vulcan FHIR ACCELERATOR Programme and work hand-in-hand with other prominent stakeholders to provide data from the EHR appropriately to clinical researchers who can leverage this ‘unified research record’ to discover breakthrough treatments in healthcare.”

The Vulcan FHIR ACCELERATOR Programme is designed to mitigate those delays by modernising the sharing and representation of clinical data and translational discovery for clinical researchers through FHIR standards.

Dr Charles Jaffe, CEO, HL7 International, said: “As a trusted partner for some of the world’s largest healthcare organisations, InterSystems brings a deep expertise and understanding of the value of interoperability. We are excited to welcome InterSystems to the Vulcan FHIR ACCELERATOR Programme and we look forward to leveraging their experience to help clinical researchers more effectively acquire and exchange critical healthcare data.”

In 2018, InterSystems joined the HL7 Da Vinci Project, another multi-stakeholder initiative devoted to improving payer and provider collaboration by using clinical data to transition to value-based care payment models. Over the past decade, InterSystems has actively engaged with industry leaders and health IT technical experts to accelerate the adoption of FHIR as the standard to support data exchange across communities.

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