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AMIA 2019/HL7 FHIR® Applications Showcase – Call for Submissions

Call for submissions is now closed.

AMIA and HL7 are partnering again to bring an exciting application showcase to attendees of the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium.  AMIA 2019 is the place for you if you have an existing, innovative FHIR®-based App working in practice!

The HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Specification has become one of the most rapidly adopted methods for accessing information in health information technology systems. As patients move around the healthcare ecosystem, their electronic health records must be available, discoverable and understandable. HL7 has been addressing these challenges by producing healthcare data exchange and information modeling standards for over 30 years. FHIR® is a new specification based on emerging industry approaches, but informed by years of lessons around requirements, successes and challenges gained through defining and implementing HL7 v2, HL7 v3 and the RIM, and CDA. The health IT community has rapidly adopted the FHIR® Specification, and the Showcase is intended to highlight the best and most innovative FHIR® Apps.

Importantly, the Showcase is also designed to help you make a larger audience aware of your App and thus help with broadening adoption. If you would like your App to be used by the largest number of organizations/people possible, you have come to the right place!

FHIR® is the registered trademark of Health Level Seven International.

Submit Your FHIR® App!

If you are working on FHIR® and have an App to show, we would like to hear from you! The Showcase will be a fun, fast-paced kaleidoscope of practical and innovative FHIR® apps. We are interested in health-related FHIR® Apps that:

1. Are deployed in a real-world setting, and in use with clinicians, caregivers, patients or people;
2. Address a real-world need or problem in an innovative, efficient and effective way; and
3. Provide clinical value. If you have one or more evaluation studies, so much the better!

How Will Your FHIR® App Be Reviewed?

A panel of FHIR® experts and developers from HL7 and AMIA will review your App based on your submission. While it will not be necessary for the reviewers to access your App in a production setting, you need to provide sufficient materials to allow them to review the App thoroughly and comprehensively. The reviewers will select a set of approximately 10 apps for presentation at the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium.

How Will You Present Your App?

The showcase will take place on Tuesday, November 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You will have approximately eight minutes to present your App. Present the problem you are trying to solve, tell attendees how you went about designing and implementing your solution, and be ready to wow the audience with your App! Presentations will not include the opportunity for questions to allow us to showcase the maximum numbers of apps possible. At the end of the session, attendees will vote on the top three apps presented.

Submission Template

  1. Is your application deployed in a real-world setting, and in use with clinicians, caregivers, patients or people? yes/no (If your answer is no, please do not continue and consider submitting in the future.)
  2. Project abstract (1,000 characters): Please summarize your submission briefly, including information about the problem you’re trying to solve, how you have solved/are solving it and how your solution worked in practice.
  3. Project rationale, impact and innovation (3,500 characters): Describe the problem/issue your submission is trying to address. What is the problem? Who does the problem affect? What is the impact (in terms of reduction of morbidity/mortality, number of people/patients affected, etc.) of solving the problem, both in the long as well as in the short term? In what ways is your project innovative?
  4. Project design and implementation (7,000 characters): Describe how you designed and implemented your project. How did your design address the problem you described above? How did you implement your solution and what requirements must be met to be able to do so? What challenges did you have to overcome?
  5. Project evaluation and sustainability (3,500 characters): How did you evaluate your project? What kind of qualitative and quantitative data did you gather, and what conclusions do you draw from them? Did your project achieve its goals in terms of implementation and impact? How will your project be sustained?
  6. How is FHIR used in the App being demonstrated (500 characters)? Briefly describe how your application leverages the FHIR specification, for instance as an end user-facing app or a machine-to-machine interface.
  7. What FHIR release and FHIR resources does your application use (500 characters)? This technical information will help Showcase at attendees evaluate whether they could potentially adopt your App.
  8. What is the data source for the FHIR resources and how are the FHIR resources accessed (e.g. SMART-on-FHIR API specified by Argonaut, FHIR bundles retrieved from a FHIR server, etc.) (500 characters)?
  9. Does your solution have paying customers?
  10. When was your solution conceived?
  11. When was your solution implemented?
  12. How many users does your solution have or how many patients have been impacted by it (please indicate time frame)?
  13. Website/URL (any additional information/video/etc. about the project)
  14. Logo/headshot and promotional photo
  15. Twitter project summary (140 characters)
  16. Any other information about the project we should know about (1500 characters)?