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Partnering with AEGIS.net, Inc. and the Center of Health Engagement (CHE), we are pleased to announce the launch of a breakthrough program to create an interoperable ‘sandbox’ during HIMSS 2015 in Chicago, the premiere event for health care transformation through health information technology (HIT). The Health Solutions Sandbox™ is a platform where organizations can securely place their data and be assured that conformance and standards in HL7 are being met. This will be transformative, as HIMSS has traditionally been the launchpad for catalyzing such innovations into the worldwide HIT community.
This paradigm-changing initiative will integrate different data sets, from different sources, providing an unbiased and meaningful way to look for patterns and trends that influence health care outcomes. Focused on interoperability, the Health Solutions Sandbox will provide the ability of unrelated information technology systems and software applications to communicate, exchange data, and use the information that has been exchanged. This ‘sandbox’ will be a game-changer for the broader HIT community, as it will allow access for analytics development and dataflow architecture in a collaborative, non-competitive and free-flowing open source environment.
Importantly, through HIT interoperability, this Health Solutions Sandbox will allow all parties to merge previously unrelated data to identify barriers that curtail the health care system’s ability to generate better health outcomes. As a first-of-its-kind initiative, the ‘sandbox’ will provide a foundation for correlating and initiating solutions in value-based reimbursement models.
At the AEGIS Booth, #3486 on the main exhibitor floor at HIMSS, Brett Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of One Million Solutions in Health, and Cyndy Nayer, CEO of the Center of Health Engagement, will be discussing this unique opportunity to work with public and private tools, HIT architecture and software applications. The vision for the Health Solutions Sandbox is to both meet the goals of value-based reimbursement and to provide true patient-centric changes in health care.
Executives in the C-Suite in Health Systems, ACOs, Public Health Services, and Health Insurance Exchanges, along with the senior executives in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries, are struggling to identify how to answer a growing list of requirements that meet the new value-based reimbursement and data sharing protocols in the United States under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The key to these problems is finding solutions that can add true value into health care, along with better patient and system outcomes.
The launch of this groundbreaking initiative to create a Health Solutions Sandbox is critical, given the historic announcement from the HHS (United States Department of Health & Human Services), which provides clear goals and timelines for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value. To meet the goals of value-based health care as defined by the HHS [Better, Smarter, Healthier], the ‘sandbox’ will also provide the open source forum to develop HIT and payment solutions, while driving towards superior health outcomes.
This project, a part of One Million Solutions in Health, is offering this groundbreaking opportunity for health plans, health systems, patient associations, clinical care organizations, public health, IT developers and other stakeholders to combine their data in one safe, secure and HIPAA-compliant environment, thereby enriching the knowledge and possibilities for all. This is all part of the growing efforts of One Million Solutions in Health, a not-for-profit, as the organization understands the critical need for an objective oversight at the intersection of health care, bio-genomics, health IT, and payment reform in order to truly transform the system.
Early project ideas and outcomes are expected in the following areas:
Get in on the ground floor to discuss the opportunity to join this ground-breaking initiative. Providing a ‘sandbox’ for interoperability has been discussed and imagined in many quarters, but it has not been implemented in such a comprehensive and cross-functional way — until now!