What You Should Know:
– Google Cloud launches Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program to help healthcare organizations achieve healthcare data interoperability.
Today, Google Cloud launched the Google Cloud Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program, helping organizations achieve data interoperability in advance of upcoming HHS deadlines and to enable future innovation. Alongside partners like Bain, BCG, Deloitte, HCL, KPMG, SADA, and more, the Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program will help healthcare organizations understand the current status of their data and where it resides, map out a path to standardization and integration, and make use of data in a secure, reliable, compliant manner.
Google Cloud Interoperability Readiness Program
This program provides a comprehensive set of services for interoperability, including:
– HealthAPIx Accelerator provides the jumpstart for the interoperability implementation efforts. With best practices, pre-built templates and lessons learned from our customer and partner implementations, it offers a blueprint for healthcare stakeholders and app developers to build FHIR API-based digital experiences.
– Apigee API Management provides the underpinning and enables a security and governance layer to deliver, manage, secure and scale APIs; consume and publish FHIR-ready APIs for partners and developers; build robust API analytics, and accelerate the rollout of digital solutions.
– Google Cloud Healthcare API enables secure methods (including de-identification) for ingesting, transforming, harmonizing, and storing your data in the latest FHIR formats, as well as HL7v2 and DICOM, and serves as a secondary longitudinal data store to streamline data sharing, application development, and analytics with BigQuery.
– Interoperability toolkit that includes solution architectures, implementation guides, sandboxes, and other resources to help accelerate interoperability adoption and streamline compliance with standards such as FHIR R4.
COVID-19 Pandemic Underscores Drive to Accelerate Interoperability
“With COVID-19 underscoring the importance of even more data sharing and flexibility, the next few years promise to accelerate data interoperability and the adoption of open standards even further—ideally ushering in new and meaningful partnerships across the care continuum, new avenues for business growth, and new pathways for patient-centered innovation,” stated in the announcement blog post.