The first draft of HL7 FHIRFHIR 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... More was completed in 2012. Since then, three trial use standards have been made available with the goal of having the first normative edition available in 2017. Many vendors have been developing and testing applications based on the second and third trial standards in hopes of being able to quickly deliver solutions to the market once the first normative edition is available. Part of the testing involved with the FHIRAn 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... More standard involves the FHIR Connectathon testing, which brings vendors together at HL7HL7 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... More working group meetings to test with each other what they have been working on. These connectathons have been taking place three times a year since September 2012.

FHIR timeline

Normative Edition: Ready for general availability and use.

Draft Standard for Trial Use: Still in test. Synonymous to a beta version.

Standard for Trial Use: Same as Draft Standard for Trial Use. HL7 changed their naming convention to drop “Draft”.

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