Programming Healthcare Silos

Vaibhav Bhandari (Microsoft, Health Solutions Group)
Location: F151
Tags: health_it
Presentation: external link
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Healthcare IT is characterized by various silos encompassing payment systems, labs management systems, medication management systems, imaging systems and various other hospital management systems. In addition to maintaining these systems, a Healthcare IT professional deals with multitude of standards for data protocols and terminologies.

It has been established that Healthcare can be streamlined and associated costs can be reduced drastically if a patient is able to have greater control in the current ecosystem. Several personally controlled health record systems have been proposed and implemented, including solutions from Google, Microsoft, and Dossia. Standards like CCR & CCD have been gaining ground. Recommendations and guidelines for preferable medical terminologies like SNOMED-CT or ICD-10 has been order of business at office of national coordination (ONC) of Health.

This talk will take a deep dive with practical examples of how to interface various Hospital systems through CCR &CCD to various Personally controlled health record systems. We will take specific examples from use cases encompassing explanation of benefits, labs, medications, imaging, H1N1 reporting and master patient indexes. The talk will weave all the above use cases in one simple application.

While discussing the working code and solution architecture we will touch on various aspects of privacy and security needed to be addressed while dealing with HealthCare data.

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Vaibhav Bhandari

Microsoft, Health Solutions Group

Vaibhav Bhandari is a seasoned software professional with over six years of experience in technical and managerial positions.

He has gathered broad experience in Software Development through three product cycles in varied businesses at Microsoft (Windows PowerShell, Windows Mobile Operating System, and Microsoft HealthVault) in addition to several start-up ventures of his own.

He helps with developer experience for Microsoft HealthVault and specializes in Medical Ontologies and HealthCareIT standards.

As Program Manager with Microsoft Health Solutions Group working on Microsoft HealthVault, Bhandari’s current work also includes a book titled, Programming HealthCare Silos – A Web 2.0 Developers Guide to HealthCare IT .

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