GlobeNewswire

Striving for Gold - Laying the Groundwork for the Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative

Del

LAS VEGAS, Nev., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The spirit of health and well-being is core to the founding principles of the Olympic Games and heralds the tenets of sustainable social development within each host and participating country. With the ambitious goal of integrating advanced digital health information sharing into health services provided before, during, and after the Games, the Olympic Healthcare Interoperability (OHI) Initiative & OHI Foundation have been formed to aggressively pursue this vision.

OHI, a digital health industry initiative with charter sponsorship from not-for-profit organizations HIMSS and SNOMED International, was created to advance the seamless exchange and use of health information globally through the Olympic Games. Starting with the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, OHI's goal is to "showcase the possible" and "implement the real", through the communication of digital health information, for the benefit of the 1,000's of athletes, trainers and staff, volunteers and attendees. With each edition of the Games, a digital health legacy will be crafted to establish a comprehensive, world-wide infrastructure supportive of appropriate access to relevant clinical information...anywhere, at any time.

Utilizing the latest innovations in digital health, OHI will connect pre-Games, person-specific healthcare information with information generated at the Games by Olympic and Host City healthcare service providers, which will flow back around the world with each individual once the Games conclude. OHI's initial scope will include patient identity matching and access to international patient summaries with capacity to include the significant facets of a patient's digital health record over time.  All with the needed security, privacy and consent framework that will ensure appropriate access to all information.

Consider the case of a Jamaican athlete collapsing on the track, showing symptoms of cardiac stress.  Medical personnel at the stadium use an electronic medical record (EMR) system to query the athlete's electronic records from Jamaica, and discover a number of allergies, current medications, and medical conditions to inform a treatment plan. The athlete, requiring a surgical procedure and transferred to the host city's tertiary hospital, is followed by the necessary diagnostic and treatment information via OHI interoperability.  Post surgery, the updated medical record is posted to the athlete's Jamaican EMR system for follow-up medical treatment at home.

As a way to build an Olympic digital health ecosystem that includes all stakeholders willing to specify, prototype and deploy digital health technology, the OHI Foundation has been created as a not-for-profit, charitable organization.  The Foundation itself has no restriction on membership, and welcomes the participation and support of the global digital health community, namely vendors, healthcare providers, industry and standards organizations.

Recognized charter supporters, HIMSS and SNOMED International, lend their commitment to the pursuit of quality and safety improvements through health information technology and standards alike. Hal Wolfe, HIMSS CEO, states that "HIMSS is proud to sponsor the OHI Initiative as a representative of the digital health industry globally.  OHI supports an ecosystem at the Olympic Games that is built on the same standards, products and infrastructures that are being implemented around the world in order to deliver better health through information and technology. our industry is dedicated to the realization of that vision." Don Sweete, CEO, SNOMED International,  echoes that sentiment. "At the core of care delivery is the principle that clinicians can, beyond a shadow of a doubt, rely on available, accessible and unambiguous clinical information at any point of service. Demonstrating this critical relationship at work through OHI and in support of the healthcare program offered at each Olympic Games, we see a forward-looking example made possible by the interoperability of health information."

Michael Nusbaum, OHI's Executive Lead, has been a driving force in realizing the OHI vision. "Launching OHI through this year's HIMSS18 Interoperability Showcase speaks to the promise of global healthcare interoperability delivered through the lens of the Olympic Games, and for the benefit of participants, national teams, and host countries."

Interested parties can learn more about this initiative at a presentation and drinks reception Tuesday March 6, 4:30pm - 5:30pm  at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase Theatre, and at an educational session Wednesday March 7th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm in Murano 3301.  Organizations and individuals interested in becoming an OHI Foundation partner are invited to visit the OHI kiosk at the Interoperability Showcase.

About OHI:
OHI, the Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative, began early in 2017 to advance the seamless exchange and use of health information globally, leveraging the 2-year cadence of the Olympic Games and established international standards. Utilizing the latest innovations in digital health, OHI will connect pre-Games person-specific healthcare information with information generated at Games time by Olympic and Host City healthcare service providers: from athletes to staff/officials to volunteers to spectators.

The OHI Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization based in the U.S. The Foundation provides the facilitation and management services required to progress its vision of advancing the use of digital health technology in conjunction with the Olympic Games to impact the health of individuals around the world. 

Attachments:

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/0abf3f67-1fe7-43ac-ba17-1a58759b3431

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/49164c85-434e-4f60-bb85-d2ecdf2282de

Michael Nusbaum
Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative 
+1 (250) 384-0001
michael@ohiinitiative.org



This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative via Globenewswire

Om GlobeNewswire

GlobeNewswire
GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

https://globenewswire.com

GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire

RCI Banque S.A.: Post Stabilisation Notice18.12.2018 15:55Pressemelding

PARIS, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 18th December 2018 RCI Banque S.A. Post Stabilisation Notice HSBC (contact: Syndicate desk, telephone: +44 207 992 8066) hereby gives notice that no stabilisation (within the meaning of the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority) was undertaken in relation to RCI Banque S.A. GBP Fixed due 30th Oct 2023 because the transaction did not complete. Issuer: RCI Banque S.A. Guarantor (if any): NA Aggregate nominal amount: GBP Benchmark Description: Fixed due 30th Oct 2023 Offer price: na Stabilising Managers: HSBC, Lloyds, Natwest This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities of the Issuer in any jurisdiction. This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and condit

The North American Bitcoin Conference Stands Out as One of 2019’s Most Important Worldwide Crypto Events18.12.2018 15:35Pressemelding

MIAMI, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via CryptoCurrencyWire – 2019 will kick off with what has become widely accepted as one of the most important blockchain conferences of the year. The North American Bitcoin Conference, sponsored by Keynote and part of the World Blockchain Forum, will take place Jan. 16-18, 2019, at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida. This premier crypto conference, now in its seventh year, will draw cryptocurrency and blockchain leaders from all across the globe as they come together for this historical event. The North American Bitcoin Conference is the longest-running, most-attended finance conference for the blockchain and crypto industries, with each event attracting thousands of attendees. The 2019 conference will feature a lineup of more than 60 world-class presenters, including technology veterans and company founders who have collectively raised more than $18.1 billion in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Speakers that have been announced thus far

Inspirata Subsidiary, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM), Signs Contract with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to Use Its E-Path Reporter Software for Reporting by U.S. Central Cancer Registries18.12.2018 15:06Pressemelding

The NCI has licensed AIM’s E-Path Reporter software for the last 15 years to provide an automated solution that enables cancer registries to more efficiently collect and report cancer incidence and survival data. Toronto, CA, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Artificial Intelligence In Medicine Inc. (AIM), an Inspirata company, announced today that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has extended its license agreement for AIM’s E-Path Reporter software. The software has been licensed for use within the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) program, for 14 central registries and 286 major reporting hospitals and laboratories across the U.S. NCI supports cancer data collection and research through the SEER program and publishes cancer statistics for 20 U.S. geographic areas. The NCI requires participating cancer registries to collect data on cancer patient demographics, primary tumor site, tumor morphology and disease stage at diagnosis. The registries also must report on fir

Crown Bioscience Creates Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics, Big Data, and Biomarker Discovery Services18.12.2018 14:30Pressemelding

Services and Capacity Increase with New Site Opening SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Bioscience, a global drug discovery and development services company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research, has recently announced the expansion of its existing translational oncology research capacity by opening a new site in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. The large amount of data now available from preclinical and clinical research requires specialized expertise in bioinformatics, big data analysis and dedicated storage facilities. CrownBio’s new site will focus on integrating the company’s experience in preclinical and translational research with cutting-edge digital technologies for the discovery of predictive biomarkers and the development of new and companion diagnostics. The Suzhou site will become CrownBio’s center of excellence for systems biology and clinical sample testing. Located at the heart of the Bi

Family of Constant-Current Dimmable Buck LED Drivers18.12.2018 11:00Pressemelding

1.5A, 3A Buck LED Drivers Target ISO26262 automotive and industrial applications MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMS, the Analog Mixed-Signal division of ISSI, has introduced a family of switching buck LED Drivers for automotive and industrial applications. This family of highly integrated switching constant current buck LED Drivers are targeted for 12V/24V battery connected, space-constrained, electromagnetic (EMC) sensitive applications such as Headlight, Front and Rear Fog lights, Day time Running lights to name a few. The device family supports a wide DC voltage input range of 4.5V to 38V and outputs a 5% regulated current of 1.5A or 3A; depending on the particular device, see table. The integrated power MOSFET is configured to switch in the constant on-time mode delivering true average current. Switching at a frequency of up to 2MHz which is adjustable with an external resistor, these buck LED Drivers can use smaller output inductor and capacitor values thereby

John Charman Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sompo Holdings Overseas Insurance Business and Nigel Frudd Appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International18.12.2018 10:13Pressemelding

Mr. Charman and Mr. Frudd to Join Sompo Holdings New Global Executive Committee PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sompo International Holdings Ltd. (Sompo International), a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced today that effective April 1, 2019, Mr. John Charman, currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sompo International, will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Overseas Insurance Business in Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Sompo Holdings). This segment of Sompo Holdings’ business currently represents more than 27% of Sompo Holdings Group’s adjusted profit, employing around 9,000 people in 30 countries and regions and is projected to have more than $10 billion in gross premiums by 2020. In such capacity, Mr. Charman will join the new Global Executive Committee of Sompo Holdings (Global ExCo) which will be established in April 2019 to provide expertise and input on group-wide st