Code around the Camp FHIR

Postponed:Proposed, Baltimore Sept 15-16

May 31, 2016 By: ekivemark Category: News

[Editor’s Note: In my current role supporting CMS on the BlueButton on FHIR project I am limited in organizing events. Therefore, We must postpone the proposed 2nd code-a-thon until an organization steps forward to help handle the logistics and financial aspects of such an event. If your organization would like to step into that role to support in organizing future events please email me: mark AT HealthCa DOT mp]

We are currently evaluating the feasibility of holding another FHIR Code-a-thon. This will be another opportunity to get hands on with the latest updates to the CMS BlueButton on FHIR data API.

HL7 International is coming to Baltimore for the next round of Workgroup meetings. The BlueButton team at CMS is looking for partners to help hold a Code-a-thon on the two days prior to the Workgroup meeting.

One of the uses of the CMS BlueButton on FHIR data API is for beneficiaries to choose to share their Medicare claims information with researchers. Consequently we are looking to host the September 15-16th FHIR Code-a-thon with a focus on creating solutions for the research community.

We are looking for partners to make this Code-a-thon happen. What do we need:

  1. A location (with good Internet access)
  2. Food and drink sponsors
  3. Marketing support and prize money sponsors

If you can help with any of these items we would love to talk with you. Please email me at




Thanks for a Great

April 11, 2016 By: ekivemark Category: News

Please be patient… This page may take a while to load due to the large number of photos in the Slideshow. took place on April 1st and 2nd, 2016 in Washington, DC. The opening day was held in the Great Hall of the Department of Health and Human Services and was kicked off by Susannah Fox, Chief Technology Officer – HHS.

The event saw the first public access to a prototype CMS BlueButton on FHIR data API. The objective of the event was for teams to create applications that would put a beneficiary’s claims data to use for their better health. You can follow the progress of the CMS BlueButton Team by subscribing at

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for making the event a fabulous success.

  • Surescripts

  •, Inc.

  • Medfusion

  • HHS IDEA Lab

  • Edifecs

  • NewWave Telecoms and Technologies

  • NavHealth

Over 80 people attended and 12 teams submitted projects built during the two-day event.

The Winners were:

  • @POC

We had a tie for Runner-up:

  • NavHealth

  • UBeWell (Humetrix)

Here is a slideshow from the event: