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(#4 in a series of 4 blogs that preview Track 2 of the 2021 Digital Quality Summit sessions.)
In Session 3, Linda Michaelsen, HL7 Interoperability Subject Matter Expert, and Yan Heras, of Optimum Ehealth, will give us a tour of the two quality-related use cases for which the Da Vinci Project has been developing implementation guides. This blog provides background on the project and previews the use cases that will be covered in the session.
The Da Vinci Project is an HL7 FHIR accelerator of payers, providers and software vendors, implemented on the HL7 platform with the goal of advancing interoperability around value-based care and payment models—with a strong focus on payers. As of June 2021, DaVinci had 18 use cases in development in the following areas:
· Quality improvement (2).
· Coverage/burden reduction (3).
· Member access (6).
· Clinical data exchange (5).
· Process improvement (2).
The DaVinci workgroups have the following key deliverables:
· Focus on FHIR standard.
· Implementation guides.
· Reference implementation.
DaVinci is also active in “connectathons,” hands-on events where stakeholders work through trial implementations and open arising issues as the use cases and deliverables mature. Linda and Yan will focus on quality improvement use cases1. Data Exchange for Quality Measurement (DEQM), which defines standard methods of exchanging data necessary to close gaps in care and reporting of quality measures2. Gaps-in-Care and Information, which defines standard implementations for communicating gaps in care.
These two use cases are important building blocks of the overall quality data ecosystem. On a national scale, they can help stakeholders adopt and simplify use cases while driving simplification and better results, operationally and in patient care.
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Michael Klotz, Healthcare IT Entrepreneur, MK Advisory Services
Michael is a Healthcare IT entrepreneur, consultant and expert in the flow of data between patients, providers and payers (the healthcare data ecosystem), healthcare interoperability, digital quality and digital prescriptions. He applies his understanding of technology and standards, including HL7 FHIR, the regulatory environment, NCQA’s quality measures, the emerging digital quality standards (QDM-CQL, FHIR-CQL) and NCPDP standards to simplifying and automating secure data exchanges between patients, providers and payers.
Michael has built three successful companies, brought the first SaaS platforms for Medical Records Review to market and has been delivering strategic solutions for 120+ consulting clients for over 20 years.