A pioneer in creating software that simplifies health data interoperability, Mr. Shaver will join the Board at a pivotal time as the healthcare industry anticipates the release of the new HL7 FHIR  standard
Dallas – Dec. 21, 2016 – HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to author consensus-based standards representing a board view from healthcare system stakeholders. HL7 has compiled a collection of message form... International, a not-for-profit standards developing organization that develops and maintains the HL7 data standards used throughout healthcare, yesterday announced that Corepoint Health Founder and CTO Dave Shaver was appointed to their Board of Directors. Mr. Shaver has been an active participant in the HL7 organization since 1993.
“HL7 is delighted to welcome Dave Shaver to the Board of Directors,” said HL7 CEO Dr. Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD. “Mr. Shaver is a nationally recognized leader in healthcare IT with over two decades of active involvement in the HL7 community. He is a strong advocate for standards collaboration and the advancement of healthcare interoperability. Additionally, Mr. Shaver has been integral in supporting the implementation of HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources  on a global scale. We welcome his strategic insight, critical voice and leadership.”
Mr. Shaver currently serves as the co-chair of the FHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. This emerging standard combines the best features of HL7 V2, HL7 V3, and CDA, while leveraging the latest web service technologies. The design of FHIR is based on RESTful web services. With REST... Governance Board and is on the board of directors of the An HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire”. The standard defines a set of “Resources” that represent granular clinical concepts. The resources provide flexibility for a range of healthca... Foundation, both pivotal roles in the development of the new data exchange standard. In 2011, Mr. Shaver received the W. Edward Hammond, PhD, Volunteer of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to HL7’s success. His previous HL7 volunteer work includes the Infrastructure and Messaging Work Group, founding member of Clinical Context Object Workgroup (CCOW) is an HL7 standard protocol designed to enable disparate applications to synchronize in real-time and at the user-interface level. It is vendor independent and allows applications to present information at the... standard, and involvement in other committees such as SIGOBT (object brokering technologies), SIGCBM (component based messaging), and Marketing.
Shaver affirmed his appointment, “I look forward to continued involvement in the HL7 community and the uptake of FHIR across the healthcare ecosystem. Users of the HL7 family of standards have been very giving of their time volunteering to create a new methodology to exchange data in real time. It is rewarding to be a part of this transformation and the international collaboration within the community. The new FHIR standard continues the HL7 triple aim of improving the patient experience, improving the health of populations, and reducing costs.”
Corepoint Health, a healthcare interoperability software leader, is a long-time supporter of the adoption of HL7 standards throughout the health care industry. Corepoint Health has supported the HL7 community in many ways including holding Benefactor- and Sponsor-level membership, hosting networking receptions to encourage interaction between HL7 members, providing deep, vendor-neutral HL7 training, and offering insights on HL7 interfacing best practices.
About Corepoint Health
Corepoint Health delivers a comprehensive yet simplified approach to internal and external health data integration and exchange for hospitals, radiology centers, laboratories, and clinics. Our software solutions help health care providers achieve interoperability goals that create operational leverage within their care organization. Corepoint Integration Engine was named the #1 interface engine for seven consecutive years in the Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. Follow Corepoint Health on Twitter @CorepointHealth .
About Health Level Seven International (HL7)
Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7’s more than 1,600 members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.
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