Last month at HIMSS15 in Chicago we were extremely encouraged by the attendee turnout at our booth to learn about 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 from our CTO, Dave Shaver, who also serves as Co-Chair of the 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 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 Governance Board.

To be honest, when planning the sessions during pre-conference meetings, we were a little nervous that we were too early in FHIR’s development cycle to draw much interest from more than a handful of HL7 experts. The large turnout at each session showed us in no uncertain terms that we were absolutely wrong!

During each of the five whiteboard sessions approximately 40 people crowded around the whiteboard where Dave presented the benefits of FHIR and how it will change how health data is exchanged in the near future.

Due to the great turnout, Dave will offer his FHIR expertise during two free, 30-minute webinars:

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. CT, Tues., May 19
  • 2:00-2:30 pm. CT, Wed., May 20

Click here to register for the free webinars.

To help enhance your FHIR education, you may be interested in downloading a copy of our HL7 FHIR primer in advance of the webinar.

You can also view various articles about FHIR on HL7standards.com.

We hope to continue the discussion with you around this exciting topic that is poised to upend how health data is exchanged in the U.S.

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