Thanks to a generous grant from the Kresge Foundation, as well as support from HIMSS, we had a unique opportunity to launch the National Interoperability Collaborative. The session will engaged participants in geographically focused working groups to begin outlining the core themes and focus areas needed to realize the vision of improved information sharing and interoperability across the spectrum of care. Using facilitated brainstorming, groups identified key areas for NIC’s successful launch, including vision, governance, research, metrics and training. We also outline specific ways that NIC’s partners and members can be involved into the future. During this session, we co-created a graphically illustrated journey mural that will be used to communicate future actions and plans.
The final roundtable session utilized our distinguished panelists’ knowledge, skills and experience to synthesize learning and goals from the symposium; in particular, they focused on accommodating and anticipating the demands of scaling initiatives to fit the requirements of jurisdictions of any size – from local to national. This conversation informed by relevant lessons drawn from the experience of homeland security, public safety, healthcare delivery and government, so they can be integrated into our vision, goals and plans for the future. Lessons learned and key recommendations will be incorporated into the National Interoperability Collaborative Roadmap and the SOCI-HIMSS Guidance Document and Action Plan following the symposium