Masterclass 1


Date: Tuesday 23 October
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Mark Braunstein Professor of the Practice, School of Interactive Computing Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr Jim Steel
Senior Software Engineer, Australian E-Health Research Centre

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SMART on FHIR: Writing applications for your clinical data

This session begins with a presentation by Mark Braunstein from Georgia Institute of Technology that outlines some of the most significant challenges facing the healthcare delivery system globally, how informatics could serve to help overcome them and some of the major challenges with the current generation of informatics systems. It goes on to introduce the concept of a ‘universal health app platform’ that could be layered on top of EHRs in order to foster innovation in data entry, visualization and use of clinical data in patient care, research and other domains. Mark will then explain how the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and the SMART on FHIR app platform provide just such an ‘EHR agnostic’ app platform and present some particularly innovative things that have been developed using these new technologies.

Jim Steel of CSIRO’s Australian e-Health Research Centre will present the work being done there to support FHIR and SMART on FHIR app development here in Australia, including support for clinical terminology using FHIR through products like Ontoserver, and CSIRO’s SMART-on-FHIR platform, and how these facilitate the development of apps for use with EMRs and other FHIR-based health data.

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