Health Data Utilities, Advancing Health Equity and More: Takeaways from Civitas 2022

Health Data Utilities, Advancing Health Equity and More: Takeaways from Civitas 2022

Health Data Utilities, Advancing Health Equity and More: Takeaways from Civitas 2022 1024 404 Andrea Meyer

Team DataMotion recently attended the Civitas Networks for Health 2022 Annual Conference, a Collaboration with the DirectTrust™ Summit, in San Antonio. Once onsite, it was three days of all things healthcare IT, interoperability and secure exchange. Our team attended panel sessions and had numerous conversations with folks across the ecosystem. As a result, our group gathered new learnings and fresh insights; we’ve collected their takeaways into this article for easy access.

In Case You Missed It

Health Data Utilities: A New Pillar of Public Health “HDUs act as a public health intermediary, receiving, normalizing, aggregating, de-identifying, and disseminating actionable data in real time.“ In this entry to the DataMotion Blog, Doug Rubino shares a few words about health data utilities, and how this emerging concept can help revolutionize interoperability between public health agencies and other areas of the healthcare sector.

Using Existing Infrastructure to Advance Health Equity: Use Cases from Civitas 2022 “While it’s hard to fundamentally change how we envision healthcare today, [the future of health interoperability] is something for which we have already built the groundwork.” Innovation moves fast in the healthcare ecosystem and in this article, Christian Grunkemeyer discusses concrete examples of how creatively leveraging existing infrastructure (e.g., Direct Secure Messaging) can help achieve improved interoperability and better health equity.

Overheard at Civitas 2022: Snippets from San Antonio “Data, interoperability, and community are key to health equity.” In this blog entry, Sarah Parks offers a glimpse into some of the event “overheards” around public health, interoperability, innovation, and more.

Learn More

While this year’s event has wrapped up, secure and compliant exchange challenges last year-round. Learn more about how DataMotion can help your healthcare organization easily, securely, and compliantly transmit sensitive information by setting up an intro call with our team:

We’d like to thank Civitas Networks for Health and DirectTrust for an outstanding event, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone next year!