In the healthcare IT space, sometimes it’s hard to find areas where collaboration among organizations and ideas is front and center. Turning innovative ideas into industry influencers is one of the goals of Team BZ’s collaboration efforts. That’s why we’re promoting the SOLOR initiative (the System of Logical Representation), developed by Dr. Keith Campbell, Director of Informatics Architecture at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
Launched in 2017 at the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), SOLOR has garnered widespread interest in the larger healthcare community for its commitment to breaking through silo streams for a more integrated and functional view of terminology content. The initiative was also recognized with a 2018 FedHealthIT Innovation Award.
Team BZ is proud to be a part of this innovative paradigm shift in how developers consume terminology – enabling collaborative improvement in clinical data, patient care and safety.
At its core, SOLOR is an open-source, collaborative environment for solving interoperability challenges and improving seamless care. Originally, it was developed to meet Clinical Decision Support (CDS) challenges within VHA.
In today’s increasingly complex landscape of overlapping health care standards, SOLOR’s value to the community lies in “standardizing the standards,” enabling anyone to easily create and share customized clinical content, whenever and however they want.
By allowing consistent semantics to be easily shared across healthcare organizations, users experience a dramatic simplification that eliminates redundant efforts and reduces the opportunity for omissions and inconsistencies that may impact patient safety.
Incorporating SOLOR’s harmonized view of semantic concepts in leading healthcare ontologies will positively influence industry projects.
Team BZ is maximizing SOLOR’s influence by using it as the foundation for the following industry projects:
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