On December 15, 2017, ONC, the Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP) and the SMART Team at Boston Children’s Hospital hosted a meeting in Boston focused on emerging standards for population level data export from health information systems using Health Level Seven® (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources® (FHIR®). This meeting brought together key stakeholders from across health care, including representatives from payers, providers, health systems, and electronic health record (EHR) developers, and technology innovators. The goals of the meeting were to:
- Understand the existing and planned population level data use cases of ONC, payers, analytics and population health software vendors, EHR developers, and other parties to guide the technical roadmap in this area.
- Obtain feedback on the initial FHIR population level data application programming interface (API) proposal developed by SMART, HL7.
- Discuss how to structure the regulatory environment to promote the implementation and adoption of population level data APIs.
A summary of the meeting including key takeaways, high level overviews, insights from the attendees, and future directions is included in this report.