Nearly 100 representatives from several major health insurers, providers, electronic medical record and information technology companies collaborated in a data sharing event, called a Connectathon, hosted by Independence Blue Cross on December 11-12.
The event was sponsored by the HL7 International Da Vinci Project, a private-sector initiative of more than 40 health care companies, including Independence. The goal of the Connectathon was to discuss ways to improve health outcomes and increase the focus of value-based care for patients through data sharing and problem solving.
Connectathon attendees brought real-use cases, such as those related to prior authorization and medication reconciliation, that were shared with the team and tested for operability.
HL7 is the not-for-profit global authority for health care information interoperability and standards with affiliates in more than 30 countries. The Da Vinci Project aims to minimize the development of one-off solutions to help medical groups and health plans better deliver on clinical quality, cost, and care management outcomes.