Two weeks ago Health Language attended the HL7 FHIR Connectathon in Baltimore, Maryland. An impressive 170 individuals were in attendance with 120 individuals participating in the actual Connectathon. This was a new HL7 Connectathon record! The objective of the event was to achieve the goals pre-established for each of the FHIR technology tracts. The accomplishments of the different groups after the day and a half were outstanding.
We participated in the event with a FHIR Standard for Trial Use (STU) 3 conformant terminology server, which was able to meet the needs of many participants wanting to look up healthcare data by code or use a phrase to search healthcare terminology standards like ICD-10, SNOMED CT, LOINC and RxNorm. Participants could also accomplish similar tasks with value sets available on our server from NCQA and VSAC. Those sending requests to our FHIR server were still able to take full advantage of our proprietary synonyms, provider friendly terminology, and mappings between content sets, which demonstrated Health Languages market differentiation.