Our Approach

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The Consortium was founded on May 21, 2013 by Intermountain Healthcare, Louisiana State University and the Veteran’s Administration to refocus how healthcare applications are developed. In the short time since HSPC launched, 270+ contributors have joined our cause—including leading healthcare and government organizations, healthcare tech vendors and a venture-led group of investors supporting HSPC-centric portfolio companies.

As a provider-led consortium, HSPC applies the same teamwork approach to delivering quality patient care to solving the interoperability challenge. Our Consortium includes hundreds of active organizations focused on developing a healthcare services platform community that will enable an economy for interoperable applications in a SOA and knowledge-enabled model. Through HSPC’s interoperable marketplace and services platform, we seek to foster a new level of provider-vendor collaboration and innovation to meet one of the industries’ greatest needs: accelerating the creation, sharing and delivery of promising software applications at the point of care. Join us today!
 

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve health by creating a vibrant, open ecosystem of interoperable applications, knowledge, content, and services.
 

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a provider-led organization accelerating the delivery of a platform that supports innovative healthcare applications for the improvement of health and healthcare.
 

Our Core Objectives

Support a Plug-and-Play Interoperability Model

HSPC supports a plug-and-play model for interoperability based on a SOA platform with a solid reference architecture. The path to get to a true interoperability model will require a multi-year, phased evolution that includes collaboration between many different stakeholders, using knowledge gained from real-world use cases.

Leverage Existing Standards & Assets

  • Support the continuum of interoperability requirements
  • Whenever possible, validate standards capabilities through real-world use
  • Push the boundary beyond current common wisdom of C-CDA / CCD and traditional data exchange models
  • Feed the standards bodies with assets that support a common reference model for healthcare interoperability
  • Support extensions and bridges that take into account the versioning lifecycles of vendors and current state deployments of healthcare technology and applications
  • Focus efforts on healthcare transformation (Clinical and Administrative), driven by workflow and continuous lifecycle quality improvement

Support an Open Culture

  • Support both proprietary and open source infrastructures with a component based approach
  • Provide the market at large all common assets deemed necessary to promote the standard

Create Healthcare Community Cloud

  • Support the platform and spread the financial and technical risk across consumers and asset producers
  • Facilitate and expand community contributions from vendors and providers
  • Seek investments where applicable to advance specific initiatives
  • Master data management, services-based context management and other core competencies

 

Governance

The governance of HSPC includes Intermountain Healthcare, Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA). The VA is supporting the Care Coordination and Clinical Pathway use case that is on track to be deployed in FY2016 in Louisiana through a collaborative that includes LSU and Intermountain. The open source artifacts that will come out of this effort include the extension of FHIR services and profiles to support the use case, care coordination and scheduling workflows, and healthcare service oriented architecture (SOA) governance and infrastructure software. Content and other proprietary assets will remain the property of each of the constituents participating in the collaborative.