GVU Center Brown Bag: Mark Braunstein, "Health Informatics on FHIR: How HL7's New API is Transforming Healthcare"

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Technology Square Research Building, 1st Floor Ballroom, Atlanta, Ga

Event Details


This talk explores the massive transformation taking place in US and global healthcare now that EMRs are widely adopted and a practical API-based interoperability framework is being broadly utilized by companies from Google to Apple to Blue Cross and is being mandated by the federal government. The ramifications are far reaching and offer promise of a safer, more efficient and more effective care delivery system in part through the achievement of the long held goal of patient engagement in maintaining health and managing disease once it has developed.  The FHIR standard is explained and its applications are illustrated through examples of cutting edge products and research being done here at Georgia Tech, Emory and elsewhere.

Speaker Bio:

After a long career in health informatics, Dr. Braunstein has been a professor of the practice in the School of Interactive Computing for a decade.  He developed Introduction to Health Informatics, a popular graduate seminar, both on campus and as part of the OMSCS program. This talk is based on his latest book Health Informatics on FHIR: How HL7's New API is Transforming Healthcare (Springer, 2018).  He offers a popular free, public MOOC on Coursera and will soon be posting an updated version on edX.  He is currently on leave working at CSIRO and the University of Queensland in Brisbane on a novel application of health informatics to medical education.

How to watch: If you can't make the event in person you can Live Stream or watch the Recording (one week after event).

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