The COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance brings together organizations and individuals to collaborate on the development and sharing of interoperability resources (e.g., value sets, implementation guidance) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a founding member, Clinical Architecture provides website hosting, terminology tooling, value set authoring and maintenance, and hosting of public meetings. While our initial focus is on terminologies that are compliant with the United States Core Data for Interoperability recommendations, we are receptive to the contribution of value sets in additional code systems for any data class.
The COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance also seeks community participation for efforts such as terminology standards development, clinical subject matter expert review, and strategic guidance. If you would like to be a contributor, let us know.
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Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to contribute information resources or collaborate in information asset development and review.
Clinical Architecture was founded in 2007 by industry veterans, clinicians, and informatics experts to deliver innovative solutions that maximize the effectiveness of healthcare.
Clinical Architecture will help orchestrate the collection, contribution, and distribution of assets from stakeholders across healthcare. By pulling together various pertinent information, including but not limited to terminology updates, value sets, clinical information models, Clinical Architecture will provide a mechanism for content authoring and distribution to help organizations leverage new and evolving information in a timely manner.
Logica — formerly Health Services Platform Consortium — was founded on May 21, 2013 by Intermountain Healthcare, Louisiana State University and the Veteran’s Administration to refocus how healthcare applications are developed.
Logica will be coordinating iterative releases of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 -related clinical information models, value sets, and interoperability resources. All assets will be available under Open Source license free of charge and are targeted at health systems and HIT implementors to rapidly produce semantically interoperable solutions across vendor platforms. To view the FHIR IG and other available assets, click here.
MITRE is accelerating health innovation by connecting people and data to change the health system and reinvent the health experience.
The clinical data needed to derive insights on COVID-19 screening and management is a moving target. Many organizations are defining data elements and codes to represent COVID-19-related data. We can unlock at-scale analytics for COVID-19 to produce valuable clinical insights by creating:
- A base set of loose data requirements for clinical data providers to 1) scope and guide clinical data extraction with minimal effort, transformations, and assumptions; and 2) feed a broad set of analytics questions with a single stroke and minimal assumptions.
- Standardized definitions for COVID-19 clinically relevant data elements for consumers of clinical data to accelerate analytics efforts and increase transparency and comparability of in data aggregation and analytics efforts.
MITRE welcomes clinical data providers and analytics teams to share their needs and priorities to guide and contribute to this effort! To contribute, visit: https://c19hcc.org.
LOINC – Logical Observation Identifiers, Names and Codes – is a universal code system for tests, measurements, and observations. The effort began in 1994, when Clem McDonald and the LOINC committee saw the growing trend to send clinical data electronically from laboratories and other data producers to hospitals, physician’s offices, and payers and began to develop a common terminology for laboratory and clinical observations. Today, the Regenstrief Institute maintains LOINC, with continued involvement by the LOINC Committee.
The LOINC team at Regenstrief has contributed subject matter expertise to address terminology content needs related specifically to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.
Apelon is a clinical informatics company focused on accelerating eHealth through data standardization and interoperability. Apelon enables the creation of semantic frameworks that improve data quality, comparability and accessibility.
For over twenty-five years Apelon has collaborated with many of the world’s leading public and private healthcare organizations to design, build and deploy clinical terminologies. Apelon will contribute standards and standard terminology expertise to the COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance.
CareEvolution is a leading provider of secure interoperability solutions. Since 2005, healthcare leaders have relied on CareEvolution to connect the islands of automation. IDNs, health plans, regional health collaboratives, and researchers depend on CareEvolution’s proven population health platform to help them transition to a high-value care delivery system.
Clinical experts from CareEvolution are enabling semantic interoperability by collaborating with the COVID-19 Interoperability Alliance to ensure alignment of standards-based COVID-19 value sets and making the curated value sets freely available.
SNOMED International: Leading healthcare terminology worldwide. For over twenty years, SNOMED CT has continued its evolution as a global, comprehensive clinical terminology. SNOMED CT’s design supports structured data capture and meaning within an EHR as well as enabling interoperability across EHRs. A product of clinical expertise and international dedication, the SNOMED CT community works collaboratively to safeguard the clinical meaning of healthcare data to benefit our global patient populations.
In response to COVID-19, SNOMED International has released relevant terminology, maps and implementation guidance through SNOMED CT as well as within our Global Patient Set, free for any user, anywhere.
Learn more at https://www.snomed.org/snomed-ct/covid-19
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) was founded in 1971 to promote efficient, high quality, comprehensive health care that is accessible, culturally and linguistically competent, community directed, and patient centered for all. NACHC will be collaborating with COVID-19 Alliance members to develop COVID-19 value sets for use in various projects.
- Serves as the leading national advocacy organization in support of community-based health centers and the expansion of health care access for the medically underserved and uninsured.
- Conducts research and analysis that informs both the public and private sectors about the work of health centers, their value to the American health care system and the overall health of the nation’s people and communities – both in terms of costs and health care outcomes.
- Provides training, leadership development and technical assistance to health center staff and boards to support and strengthen health center operations and governance.
- Develops alliances and partnerships with the public and private sectors to build stronger and healthier communities and bring greater resources to and investment in community health centers.
- Works closely with chartered State and Regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs) to fulfill their shared health care mission and support the growth and development of community-based health center programs
Learn more at http://www.nachc.org/about/about-nachc/