Special AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium Call for App Submissions

AMIA/HL7 FHIR® Applications Showcase

AMIA and HL7 have partnered to bring an exciting application showcase to attendees of the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium.  AMIA 2018 is the place for you if you have an existing, innovative FHIR®-based App working in practice!

The HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) Specification has become one of the most rapidly adopted methods for accessing information in health information technology systems. As patients move around the healthcare ecosystem, their electronic health records must be available, discoverable and understandable. Further, to support automated clinical decision support and other machine-based processing, the data must also be structured and standardized.

HL7 has been addressing these challenges by producing healthcare data exchange and information modeling standards for over 30 years. FHIR® is a new specification based on emerging industry approaches, but informed by years of lessons around requirements, successes and challenges gained through defining and implementing HL7 v2, HL7 v3 and the RIM, and CDA. The health IT community has rapidly adopted the FHIR® Specification, and the AMIA/HL7 FHIR® Applications Showcase it is intended to showcase the best and most innovative FHIR® Apps. 

FHIR® is the registered trademark of Health Level Seven International.

Submit your FHIR® App!

If you are working on FHIR® and have an app to show, we would like to hear from you! Our AMIA/HL7 FHIR® Applications Showcase will be a fun, fast-paced kaleidoscope of practical and innovative FHIR® apps. We are interested in health-related FHIR® Apps that:

  1. are deployed in a real-world setting, and in use with clinicians, caregivers, patients or people;
  2. address a real-world need or problem in an innovative, efficient and effective way; and
  3. provide clinical value. If you have one or more evaluation studies, so much the better!

How will your FHIR® App be reviewed?

A panel of FHIR® experts and developers from HL7 and AMIA will review your App based on your submission. While it will not be necessary for the reviewers to access your app in a production setting, you need to provide sufficient materials to allow them to review the app thoroughly and comprehensively. The reviewers will select a set of approximately 10 apps for presentation at the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium.

How will you present your App?

At the AMIA Annual Symposium, you will have approximately eight minutes to present your app. Present the problem you are trying to solve, tell attendees how you went about designing and implementing your solution, and be ready to wow the audience with your app! Presentations will not include the opportunity for questions to allow us to showcase the maximum numbers of apps possible. At the end of the session, attendees will vote on the top three apps presented.

Submission template

  1. Project abstract: Please summarize your submission briefly, including information about the problem you’re trying to solve, how you have solved/are solving it and how your solution worked in practice.
  2. Project rationale, impact and innovation: Describe the problem/issue your submission is trying to address. What is the problem? Who does the problem affect? What is the impact (in terms of reduction of morbidity/mortality, number of people/patients affected, etc.) of solving the problem, both in the long as well as in the short term? In what ways is your project innovative?
  3. Project design and implementation: Describe how you designed and implemented your project. How did your design address the problem you described above? How did you implement your solution and what requirements must be met to be able to do so? What challenges did you have to overcome?
  4. Project evaluation and sustainability: How did you evaluate your project? What kind of qualitative and quantitative data did you gather, and what conclusions do you draw from them? Did your project achieve its goals in terms of implementation and impact? How will your project be sustained?
  5. Does your solution have paying customers?
  6. When was your solution conceived?
  7. When was your solution implemented?
  8. How many users does your solution have or how many patients have been impacted by it (please indicate time frame)?
  9. Website/URL (any additional information/video/etc. about the project)
  10. Logo/headshot and promotional photo
  11. Twitter project summary
  12. Any other information about the project we should know about?
  13. Submit here by August 31.

Questions?  Contact Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD at schleyer@regenstrief.org