Apelon in OpenHIE & the Digital Health Community
Apelon’s Contributions to the Digital Health Community
Apelon has been and remains an active participant in open standards development. For example, Apelon participates in the HL7 Vocabulary Working Group and Terminology Authority. Apelon contributed to the development of the Common Terminology Services (CTS) specifications and remains active with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Terminology Service efforts.
Apelon’s Role in OpenHIE
Developing close partnerships is an integral part of Apelon’s success. Apelon is committed to partnering with organizations like OpenHIE to lower the implementation barrier for low- and middle-income countries, enabling the use of standards and standard terminologies to solve the interoperability challenges.
Apelon’s Contributions to OpenHIE
Apelon skillsets to be contributed to the OpenHIE initiative include: design, development, and management of terminology services components; experience in the planning and integration of terminology services in regional and national health information exchanges.
Desired role within the OpenHIE community: technical and thought leadership in terminology services integration and implementation within the OHIE architecture; ;leadership of the terminology services community; contribution to overall OHIE architecture design; development of open-source terminology services reference implementation; technical contributions in other aspects of healthcare IT topics as appropriate.
Apelon has also historically contributed to the OpenHIE community: founding member of the OpenHIE terminology services community, ongoing leadership in the TS community; ongoing contributions to the OHIE Leadership and Architecture groups.