5 Healthcare Interoperability Webinars to Watch This Summer

Written by Lacey Jackson on May 30, 2019

Posted in Healthcare, Webinars + Events

Staying on top of the latest healthcare interoperability tips can be tough. In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, there is a lot of information vying for your attention. To help you out, we’ve taken the time to cultivate a list of the most useful interoperability webinars so you don’t have to.

If you’re looking to expand your understanding of healthcare interoperability issues, these are the resources that are worth your time.

#1 3 Simple Steps to Get Innovation Buy-In

A key part of healthcare interoperability is buy-in. Of course, your team works hard every day to support healthy patient populations, but internal resistance from staff makes implementing new technology and innovations difficult. The American Hospital Association will be collaborating with Innovation 90 to educate viewers on serving as strong leaders, creating enthusiastic support from stakeholders, and delivering measurable results in 90 days.

The bottom line: Attend this webinar if you’re in the process of building more interoperable practices across your organization, but need quick, actionable takeaways to encourage more support from staff.

Read More: If you’re interested in diving deeper into creating buy-in at your organization, check out this blog post

#2 The State of Healthcare Interoperability in 2019

Formstack has partnered with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and our client, AdventHealth, to bring you a webinar outlining the landscape of healthcare interoperability today. This webinar will go in depth on the legislative history of interoperability and show you how AdventHealth uses Formstack to streamline their workflows.

The bottom line: Attend this webinar if you’re interested in practical tips for achieving interoperability at your organization.

#3 HIE Roundtable Interoperability & Health Data Exchange | Hawaii – Alaska Chapter of HIMSS

In June, the Alaska chapter of HIMSS will join forces with the Hawaii Health Information Exchange (HIE) for a discussion on how they overcome interoperability issues when trying to connect across large land masses and islands. If you find it difficult to remain connected across a single organization, you’ll benefit from learning how these states maintain statewide interoperability and continue to cultivate connections with organizations headquartered on the continental U.S., like the V.A.

The bottom line: Attend this webinar if you’re interested in hearing how these organizations tackle interoperability and their current initiatives.

#4 Procuring Interoperability: Achieving High-Quality, Connected, and Person-Centered Care

IHIE USA is a HIMSS-powered organization working to improve the nation’s healthcare delivery system by promoting the adoption and use of interoperable tools. For this webinar, they’ve partnered with the National Academy of Medicine to present on a special publication of data they’ve collected around interoperability.

The bottom line: Attend this webinar if you’re interested in the key characteristics of information exchange involved in health and healthcare or the requirements for functional interoperability in care processes. At the end of this webinar, you’ll find a roadmap for using procurement specifications to achieve system-wide interoperability.

#5 Information Blocking & You

The Sequoia Project is a 501(c)(3) working to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. This webinar is a part of the Interoperability Matters cooperative, which includes experts across a wide range of stakeholders as a way to facilitate dialogue around information blocking.

The bottom line: Attend this webinar if you want to learn more about the practical implications of ONC’s information blocking rule. If you like this webinar, you may also be interested in the other interoperability webinars coming from the Sequoia Project.

Read More: Healthcare Policy Breakdown: Patient Information Blocking and MyHealthEData


If you’re ready to bring health IT interoperability into your organization, check out our healthcare interoperability guide now!