Health IT SXSWi

Dr. Leanne Field, director, Health Informatics and Health IT at The University of Texas at Austin moderated a panel of experts at the 2016 SXSW Interactive Conference addressing the topic of Improving Physician’s Understanding of Patients. Dr. Field provided opening remarks followed by presentations from: Ruy Carrasco, M.D., Pediatric Rheumatology, Seton Healthcare Family, David McCallie Jr., M.D., senior vice president, Medical Informatics, Cerner Corporation, and Brian Vodicka, student entrepreneur, Computer Science and Mathematics, The University of Texas at Austin.

Panelists discussed several topics associated with improving physician’s understanding of patients. These included the importance of clinicians focusing on the patient’s story in the diagnostic process; an overview of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) a next generation standards framework of modular components designed to facilitate interoperability of health data; and a presentation from the leader of the winning team at a UT Austin Health App Design Challenge that developed a FHIR-compliant application. Read more…

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