The recent HIMSS23 APAC conference in Indonesia showcased the importance of health data interoperability and the growing adoption of the HL7® FHIR® standard in Asian countries. The conference, with the theme “Health that Connects + Tech that Cares,” highlighted the need for connected healthcare enabled by data and systems interoperability.
In Indonesia, the implementation of electronic medical record (EMR) systems and connection to the SATUSEHAT national integrated health data exchange platform are looming deadlines. The interest in FHIR was overwhelming, with over 100 delegates attending a FHIR workshop, eager to learn about implementation best practices and how to unlock more value from their organization’s data assets.
Digital twin technology also took the spotlight at HIMSS23 APAC. Presentations showcased the use of digital twins for simulation modeling of business processes and real-time monitoring, analysis, prediction, and simulation of disease outbreaks. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital highlighted improved health outcomes through the use of digital twins to model a patient’s recovery or wellness against an ideal twin scenario.
While there was a focus on emerging technologies, such as generative AI, the conference emphasized the importance of laying the foundations for healthcare transformation with connected care technology. EMR systems were highlighted as a cornerstone technology, with the need for high adoption and continuous improvement of data quality.
InterSystems, as a provider of healthcare data platforms, showcased their InterSystems IRIS for Health™ and TrakCare Assistant functionality. The TrakCare Assistant, powered by generative AI, allows clinicians to easily access information, surface insights, and produce documentation with just a few keystrokes, making the clinician EMR experience more efficient and user-friendly.
Overall, HIMSS23 APAC demonstrated the rapid changes in healthcare technology, driven by the goal of improving healthcare outcomes, accessibility, and efficiency. Interoperability and the adoption of standards like FHIR are key factors in achieving connected and data-driven healthcare systems.
– HIMSS23 APAC conference
– HL7® FHIR® health data standard
– InterSystems IRIS for Health™ data platform