Healthcare Services Platform Consortium Grows Exponentially - New Members Include VA, OSEHRA, and AEGIS

Press Release | Healthcare Services Platform Consortium | February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016--SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), a provider-led, multi-stakeholder initiative to launch a next-generation service oriented platform for healthcare, announced today several new members have joined the consortium during first quarter 2016. Among the new members are the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA), Cognitive Medical Systems, VigiLanz, Veratics, MedRed, InterSystems,, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and The Center for Healthcare Transparency. HSPC also announced that many new individual members have also joined during the quarter.

“HSPC is very excited to welcome these new organizations to the movement and we are energized about the level of commitment they have shown to the consortium,” said Oscar Diaz, CEO of HSPC. “The Department of Veteran’s Affairs commitment to join as a Benefactor member will especially accelerate the consortium’s work toward the goal of semantic interoperability for healthcare. We are happy to welcome Dr. Jonathan Nebeker of the VA as a new HSPC board member.”

Stan Huff, MD, Chairman of the HSPC Board, said, “To have a healthcare juggernaut such as the VA join HSPC is indicative of how important this movement is. We are looking for them and all of our new members to have significant contributions to enhancing patient care through the consortium. I am also very excited to welcome our new members as they will provide excellent leadership to the growth of HSPC.”

HSPC also announced several presentations and activities at the upcoming HIMSS16 conference next week in Las Vegas. HSPC will showcase its latest achievements at the Intermountain Healthcare booth #1632 and at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase, booth #11954, at the API Bar.

  • Tues., March 1, 2:30-3:30 pm: Jonathan Nebeker, MD, of the VA, HSPC Chairman Stanley M. Huff, MD, and HSPC CEO Oscar Diaz will present "Transforming VistA Evolution through Collaboration" at the Sands Expo Convention Center; Palazzo B. Session ID # 71.
  • Tues., March 1, 3:00-4:30pm: Open Roundtable Discussion for Project Argonaut implementation testers, with special guests Karen DeSalvo, MD, (ASH, ONC) and D.J. Patil (U.S. Chief Data Scientist), at the Zeno Room #4610.
  • Wed., March 2, 1:30-2:20pm: Stan Huff, MD, “CIMI Presentation,” at the HL7 booth #5825.
  • Thurs., March 3, 9:30-10:00am: Stan Huff, MD, and Charles Jaffe, MD, HL7 CEO: “The Evolution of HL7 FHIR Implementation Across the Health Continuum,” at the Interoperability Showcase stage #11954.

The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC)

HSPC is a provider led, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder, membership organization that is fostering an industry-wide collaborative for the development of an open Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). As part of the development of the healthcare SOA, HSPC is creating a federated model for multi-vendor RESTful web services modeled against HL7 FHIR and HSPC/CIMI/CEM based profiles.

Similar to iOS and Android, HSPC will support a marketplace model for plug-and-play healthcare applications leveraging the work at Intermountain Healthcare, LSU Health, the VA VistA Evolution initiative and others. The HSPC marketplace will support common services and models that providers and vendors can use to shorten development life cycles.

The SOA for healthcare will enable multiple collaborators to deliver different parts of a solution set that address workflow gaps within and between systems. This platform supports high-fidelity workflow models that support acute, ambulatory and patient-centered medical home models. More information can be found at


Healthcare Services Platform Consortium
Oscar Diaz, 480-209-5480
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