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Trillium-II

EU/US Cooperation for Global Interoperability in Digital Health

Advance an International Patient Summary standard to enable people to access and share their health information for emergency or unplanned care anywhere and as needed starting with immunizations, allergies, medications, clinical problems, past operations and implants.

Main output/Impact
  • Better focus on agreed user needs and understanding of the concept of Patient Summaries, leading to aligned patient summary components that serve the user´s purpose with “ready-to-use” standards sets.
  • Improved governance of standards, alignment, and harmonization of SDOs with eHealth policy developments, leading to ready-to-use interoperability assets for concrete
  • Stronger Engagement and coordination of standards activities at the JIC level with a clear governance process on requirements analysis, standards maintenance and use.
  • Sounder Partnerships with professional organizations as EFMI, AMIA, and IMIA for standards education, patient organizations, and emergency associations.
  • Active liaison with different parts of the WHO and other United Nations agencies to drive recognition of the patient summary standards in disaster management and emergency response.
  • Ultimately resulting in better informed professionals that are therefore able to improve patient outcomes and save lives and engaged citizens that can make informed decisions about their health.
Abstract

Trillium-II steps forward with an outstanding consortium to further advance global Electronic Health Record (EHR) interoperability. Activities surrounding the International Patient Summary (IPS) standards can nurture digital health innovation, lower trade barriers, and advance patient safety & trust, bridging the gap between strategic intent and capability for action by Standards Development Organization (SDOs) striving for interoperability, quality, and safety through standards adoption.
Trillium-II builds on the vibrant community of Trillium Bridge to: (a) Improve international interoperability of eHealth Systems in US, in Europe and globally (b) Accelerate establishment of interoperability standards in eHealth with validated open source interoperability assets and sharing lessons learned with SDOs (c) Facilitate secure, seamless patient summary sharing offering clarity and oversight.
Trillium-II aims to bridge, harmonize, evaluate existing patient summary initiatives and guide emerging ones, leading the way toward one IPS standard by establishing a global community fostering the practice of digital health innovation with robust widely-used interoperability standards and joint pilots.

Trillium-II objectives are measurable, realistic and achievable objectives:

  • Highlight the social value of IPS standards.
  • Bridge IPS initiatives with validated interoperability assets, sharing lessons learned with SDOs
  • Contribute to IPS Standards Governance under the JIC
  • Develop, Collect and Assess IPS Learning resources
  • Engage mobile Health companies and app developers with IPS standards
  • Foster innovation & inform health policy sharing IPS.

Trillium-II will work with the workforce action, EU and US SDO platforms, large scale eHealth deployments, and emergency readiness exercises, to increase actionable interoperability of health systems in Europe the US and globally, nurturing innovation and fuelling creativity with effective use of standards and interoperability.

List of participants
1 MedCom MedCom (Administrative Coordinator)
2 HL7 HL7 International Foundation (Scientific Coordinator)
3 NEN/CEN CEN Technical Committee 251 Health Informatics, represented by Dutch Standards Organization NEN, which provides the CEN/TC251 secreteriat. STICHTING NEDERLANDS NORMALISATIE - INSTITUUT
4 IHE INTEGRATING THE HEALTHCARE ENTERPRISE – EUROPE AISBL
5 I~HD The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data
6 Empirica EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIE FORSCHUNG MBH
7 GNOMON GNOMON Informatics SA
8 PHAST RESEAU PHAST ASSOCIATION
9 SRDC Software Research and Development and Consultation Limited
10 OFFIS OFFIS EV
11 LISPA LOMBARDIA INFORMATICA SPA
12 THL TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
13 eSANTE AGENCE eSANTE
14 TicSalut FUNDACIO TICSALUT
15 PMS SPMS – SERVICOS PARTILHADOS DO MINISTERIO DA SAUDE EPE
16 ECHA Connected Health Alliance CIC
17 ADI Advanced Digital Innovation LTD
18 Reliant Med Grp Reliant Medical Group, Inc.
19 SmartPHR PROSOCIAL APPLICATIONS INC FOR PROFIT CORPORATION
20 Sequoia Healtheway, Inc.DBA The Sequoia Project
21 KP KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITALS
22 Lantana LANTANA CONSULTING GROUP, LLC
23 CDISC CDISC EUROPE FOUNDATION
24 HSCP Healthcare Services Platform Consortium
25 AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
List of work packages
WP No Work Package Title Partner
WP1 Management & Administration, Communication and Liaison MedCom/HL7
WP2 Assembling Interoperability Assets for Patient Summary Components Gnomon
WP3 Extending the Scope beyond Emergency and Unplanned Care HL7
WP4 Context, role and adoption of the Patient Summary in the global ecosystem I~HD
WP5 EU/US Interoperability Roadmap, Open innovation and IPS standards governance CEN/HL7
WP6 Making it Real: Engaging with the practice of Digital Health Innovation LISPA
WP7 Dissemination, Market Outreach and Sustainability ADI