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Care Plans Hackathon

16th December 2020 - 17th December 2020

Event banner for Care Plans Hackathon on 16 and 17 December 2020

INTEROPen is joining forces with freshEHR for a hackathon dedicated to cracking the ‘wicked problem’ of Care Plan interoperability.


Join us for this online, two-day hackathon if you are interested in learning about or helping to develop capabilities and tools that will make it possible for health and care professionals, and others involved in supporting patients, to edit and share anticipatory care information in a safe and secure manner alongside the patients themselves.

Building on our ‘Joining Broken Care Journeys’ #FHIRHack which took place in Leeds last October, this event will focus on making three elements of a typical Care Plan accessible across care settings including primary and secondary care, ambulance and social care.

The elements of focus are:
– ‘About me’
– ‘People involved in my care’
– End of Life instructions/requests (specifically DNAR/DNACPR)

Alongside the opportunity to hack to your heart’s content, we’ll be hosting educational masterclasses both prior to and during the event (including Q&A opportunities), running real-world demos from pioneers in the field, and offering facilitated breakout spaces for those needing a bit more technical support over the two days.

There will also be a hackstream dedicated to authentication and authorisation; verifying identity and credentials of individuals requesting permission to access and/or edit information. This will build upon progress made at our Staff Access Hackathon, which took place in September 2020.

COVID-19 has once again highlighted the critical importance of all parts of the health and care system working together to support people needing care services. 

By their very nature, care plans are person centered and involve interaction with a range of professionals within and across a range of care providers. Care plans must be based around the individual and shared jointly between the person and the professionals – and others, such as their family and other carers – that they interact with.

To make this work well for people and professionals we need a clear approach to care plans, based around the person not the provider, and recognising both the commonality and the diversity of the information that such plans contain. 

We need to utilise digital technologies as means of sharing between professionals and also between professionals and the individual and their carers to avoid the duplication of data input, and duplicate solutions which so often frustrate professionals, individuals and carers at present.

In developing this approach, while considering the information content of such plans, we must aim to maintain a clear view of the technological solutions that can support the creation and use of those plans, and the impact that a shared care plan will have on the ways that individuals and professionals work together.

We want to pull together a single shared consolidated view of a patient’s anticipatory care information (usually referred to as a Care Plan) across all care settings, to improve patient care and support a more joined-up health and social care system. We intend to tackle this ‘wicked problem’ over the course of several hackathons, starting with the sections listed above. 

In keeping with INTEROPen values, all interested parties are invited to take part in planning calls which take place every Thursday at 8.30 am.
Zoom details are available in the Care Plans Hackathon forum on Ryver – INTEROPen’s collaboration platform**

These planning calls aim to set out the scope and agenda for the hackathon, and to provide participants with the information to commence their architectural plans. 

All conversations, technical preparations, and updates relating to this event will be shared in the related topic in the Care Plans Hackathon Forum on Ryver**

The agenda and a list of breakout sessions, including seminars and demos will be published shortly.

If you are an implementation lead, software engineer, developer, product support analyst, implementation consultant, interface manager or product owner sign up for the hackathon itself.

If you are a CIO, CCIO, CEO, CMIO, digital transformation lead, IT manager, LHCR/GDE lead or care professional (including social care) with an interest in health informatics, you may enjoy our many workshops, demos or seminars or, to see the output of the hackathon, sign up for the post-hack presentation session – further details to follow.

Looking forward to FHIRHacking with you soon!


*ticket charges will be refunded on attendance

**to access Ryver, you will need to be a member of INTEROPen (for GDPR reasons). To become a member, please complete our online joining form