Ai at HIMSS13

Audacious Inquiry will have an expanded presence at the 2013 HIMSS Conference in New Orleans March 3-7.  Along with our partners, Ai will be hosting an HIE roundtable, demonstrating solutions at the interoperability showcase, and presenting on innovative approaches to provider management:


On behalf of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Ai will be hosting a Query Deep Dive Roundtable at HIMSS.  The Roundtable is open to technologically advanced participants in the State HIE Cooperative Agreement Program that are currently live with query-response HIE services.  The Roundtable discussion will focus on challenges query-based HIOs are currently facing and finding innovative ways to overcome these challenges.


MedStar Health and Ai will be demonstrating cutting edge uses of health information exchange at the 2013 HIMSS Interoperability Showcase in New Orleans.  This collaboration between MedStar Health and Ai has enabled MedStar clinicians to quickly access clinical data from disparate MedStar clinical systems and from hospitals across the state of Maryland.  The demonstration will include real use cases that show how inpatient and ambulatory clinicians can access the MedStar [internal] HIE and the CRISP HIE directly from within their native EHR system – without signing in or searching for a patient.


Ai, OptumInsight, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business, and CRISP, Maryland’s statewide health information exchange, will be presenting jointly on Maryland’s approach to provider data management for the state health benefit exchange.  Health plans participating in the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (HBE) will send provider information to CRISP, and Ai will employ an Optum product, PIM to organize this information for the HBE.  This will enable the HBE to have a provider search function, so that consumers can search for a particular doctor  to select a health plan.  This functionality is  a key differentiator for Maryland’s health information exchange, a first use case for PIM, and will improve the shopping experience for Marylanders using the HBE.