Learning Track 4

Interoperability & Integration for Practical Implementation

Co-chairs:

David W. Piraino, MD, FSIIM, Imaging Institute Cleveland Clinic
Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, FSIIM, University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Imaging informatics requires improved integration and interoperability for increased productivity and performance. This track will review the past problems of data integration, but also discuss the positives and negatives of integration methods that are commonly utilized, such as service oriented architecture (SOA), Integrated Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), and vendor application programming interfaces (APIs.) Hear vendors’ perspectives on the actual application of modern integration systems and engage in discussions with community leaders through sharing real world experiences, interactive problem solving, and peer-to-peer advice.

Educational Session: A Historical Review and Basic Issues
Friday, June 7, 2013
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Texas Ballroom A

Applied Learning Vendor Tie-in Session: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Real Life Stories
of Interoperability

Friday, June 7, 2013
9:45 am – 11:15 am
Texas Ballroom B

Town Hall Session: Interoperability & Integration
Friday, June 7, 2013
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Texas Ballroom D


Educational Session: A Historical Review and Basic Issues

Friday, June 7, 2013
8:00 am – 9:30 am
Texas Ballroom A

Faculty:

William W. Boonn, MD, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Paul J. Chang, MD, FSIIM, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
David S. Mendelson, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital
David W. Piraino, MD, FSIIM, Imaging Institute Cleveland Clinic
Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, FSIIM, University of Utah Health Sciences Center

State of the art imaging informatics is concerned not only with data, but also with the integration of data systems. There is a tendency to initially convert data from paper and hard copy film to digital version, but these digital systems in isolation are not as advantageous as integrated data. The isolation of data in individual silos must be integrated with other systems to achieve effective workflow and productivity changes to the clinical arena. Without automated integration of these often disparate systems, there are significant inefficiencies and possible medical errors. Hear discussion associated with historical data silos, while reviewing the positives and negatives of SOA and IHE, as well as APIs.

Objectives:

  1. Review the history of interoperability and integration in imaging informatics.
  2. Discuss positives and of APIs, SOA, HL7, and IHE.
  3. Describe how to integrate at the ‘geek’ level.

Applied Learning Vendor Tie-in Session: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Real Life Stories of Interoperability

Friday, June 7, 2013
9:45 am – 11:15 am
Texas Ballroom B

Faculty:

David W. Piraino, MD, FSIIM, Imaging Institute Cleveland Clinic
Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, FSIIM, University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Vendor Panel:

Fred M. Behlen, PhD, Laitek, Inc.
Tim Dawson, Vital, A Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company
Robert Fleming, MBA, Nuance Communications, Inc.
Paul Lipton, Agfa HealthCare

Each vendor faces a complex digital arena with conflicting databases and disparate data silos they must integrate within their own and other varied systems. It is obviously an extremely complicated task to accurately integrate applications and data systems from different vendors and databases. This session will focus on real life integration from vendors who specialize in this field through talks and interactive discussions on technologies and techniques for the varied levels of data and application integration.

Objectives:

  1. Describe how to use HL7, DICOM, IHE, SOA, and vendor specific API’s for application integration.
  2. Differentiate among types of application integration.
  3. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages inherent in implementing various integration strategies.

Town Hall Session: Interoperability & Integration

Friday, June 7, 2013
3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Texas Ballroom D

Discussion Leaders:

David W. Piraino, MD, FSIIM, Imaging Institute Cleveland Clinic
Richard H. Wiggins III, MD, FSIIM, University of Utah Health Sciences Center

Take the interoperability and integration debate to the next level in this interactive town hall discussion. Voice your thoughts and opinions, ask questions, and hear responses from community leaders, as well as peers. This is your opportunity to challenge the community through shared experiences and challenges that may affect interoperability and integration best practices.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss current and future interoperability experiences and best practices.
  2. Describe how to practically ingrate data across the enterprise.
  3. Problem solve interoperability and integration challenges.