It has been said that one’s character is not defined by our achievements, nor by our failures, but is found in how we respond in the face of adversity.
There is no doubt of the impact and severity Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 disease it causes, continues to have on humankind. As news of Coronavirus spread from Wuhan, China in December 2019, and throughout the world in the months that followed, healthcare leaders and innovators across the globe immediately acted with countless projects and initiatives rising to meet the many challenges in our fight against the pandemic.
One such instance is the Situational Awareness for Novel Epidemic Response (SANER) project sponsored by Audacious Inquiry (Ai). The SANER project brings together thought leaders from health IT and disaster response to enable the secure and rapid transfer of information about hospital bed capacity and availability of critical resources during public health emergencies.
On April 23, 2020 Ai and Health Level Seven International (HL7®) announced a collaborative effort to develop an HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Implementation Guide, which aims to support the coronavirus response with automatic transmission and real-time exchange of de-identified data among healthcare organizations and public health authorities.
NextGen Healthcare is proud to sponsor the open-source Mirth Project, the core of NextGen Connect Interface Engine. As the leading open-source interface engine in healthcare, NextGen Connect provides a completely customizable, vendor-agnostic platform that enables organizations to easily and seamlessly connect with other healthcare systems and securely exchange information using industry-standard protocols, empowering providers, hospitals, and other healthcare professionals to achieve community-wide frictionless interoperability.
On May 12-15, 2020 NextGen Healthcare joined the SANER HL7 FHIR IG track at the virtual HL7 FHIR “Connectathon” Conference. For more information, visit https://www.hl7.org/events/fhir/connectathon/2020/05/.