HealthLX Supports Gravity Project in Advancing Interoperability with SDOH Data
HealthLX Chosen to Develop First Reference Implementation
GRAFTON, WI (March 9, 2021) – HealthLX announced today that it is supporting the growing collaboration of healthcare systems, digital health companies, community-based organizations, government agencies, and consumer advocacy groups leading national efforts to accelerate social determinants of health (SDOH) data interoperability through the Gravity Project.
“SDOH data interoperability is one of the most complex interoperability challenges faced by the healthcare industry, and we’re delighted to help solve it,” said Will Tesch, CEO of HealthLX. “By making standardized SDOH data accessible for both clinical and community-based services decision-making, there is incredible potential to help reduce costs and improve not only health outcomes but whole-person care. This will revolutionize healthcare by accelerating and enhancing integration of medical and social care.”
The Gravity Project was initiated in November 2018 by SIREN with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2019, the Gravity Project joined the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program, which is designed to assist communities and collaborative groups across the global healthcare spectrum in the creation and adoption of high-quality FHIR Implementation Guides or other standard artifacts to move toward the realization of global health data interoperability. Other projects within the Accelerator Program include Argonaut, Da Vinci, CARIN Alliance, and CodeX.