AVI Creates Interoperability Committee to Review and Recommend Industry Data Standards

Industry Technology Leaders Called to Participate

Sanford, NC (February 27, 2023) - The Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) has formed an Interoperability Committee to bring together stakeholders that have a vested interest in sharing and creating common data standards within the veterinary profession.

Opportunities for growth exist in the adoption of veterinary health information data standards. These opportunities include improving practice management system interoperability, implementing machine learning, and advancing artificial intelligence.

Rapid exchange of individual medical records facilitates improved emergency and referral care. Trends in patient populations within practices can be used to streamline operations, improve insurance utilization, and provide decision support to clinicians. Aggregated records can be used to identify emerging diseases and characterize the epidemiology of important diseases across animal populations. Additionally, there is a need to improve antimicrobial stewardship through understanding where and how medications are being prescribed.

According to AVI Immediate Past President Dr. Rachael Kreisler, “Our industry is at a critical moment. Improving the quality of veterinary medicine and public health will require collaboration and cooperation by all interested parties. For decades AVI has brought together some of the brightest minds in veterinary informatics. Over the past 5 years, we have seen an exponential increase in our membership as clinicians and industry partners want to see information translated into insights.”

The Interoperability Committee will analyze and publish recommendations on standards which the veterinary community can adopt to improve the data within electronic medical records. For more information about AVI visit our website https://avinformatics.org or for Interoperability Committee inquiries email interoperability@avinformatics.org.

About AVI

The Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI) is a non-profit international and interdisciplinary organization of individuals involved in biomedical informatics research, design, implementation, education and advocacy within the domain of veterinary medicine. This includes the foundational components of biomedical informatics (knowledge engineering, computer science and information science) as it is applied to clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, bioinformatics, translational medicine and public health.

Participate in our Interoperability Survey

The Interoperability Committee of the Association for Veterinary Informatics will be facilitating and promoting the development of standards, protocols and implementations that improve the interchange, aggregation and analysis of data from disparate data sources.  

This survey will help the committee identify and prioritize the issues related to promoting interoperability within the veterinary community.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

{ Thank you to those that responded. Stay tuned for the results! }

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