Get Real Health has never wavered from its commitment to increasing individuals’ access to their health data. That dedication was recognized recently when the company was among a select group of vendors that participated in a two-day Consumer-Centered Data Exchange (CCDE) Connectathon, September 9–10, 2017.
The Connectathon was the precursor to the larger HL7 31st Annual Plenary & Working Group Meeting in San Diego. HL7 Connectathons bring together an elite group of leading Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) developers to explore interoperability via live-testing scenarios.
Although all the acronyms and titles can be confusing, it is a simple matter for us at Get Real Health. Patient data needs to be accessible and in a format that is usable whether tracking wellness goals or a chronic disease.
As a means to that end, our developers welcome new opportunities to convene with national organizations as a ground level participant in initiatives designed to improve the healthcare landscape globally.
HL7 is a set of international standards that directs how health data is transferred between patients and administrators via software. FHIR takes the best of these policies and the best of web technology to develop applications quickly and cost-effectively.
“HL7 and the FHIR development community consider consumer access to be a national priority and we couldn’t agree more,” said Get Real Health CEO and Founding Partner Robin Wiener. “We believe consumers should have easy access to all their health information, and we view events like this as a vital step toward ensuring greater interoperability,” said Wiener.
You can find a full press release for the Connectathon here.