HL7 FHIR Resources
What is HL7 FHIR?
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... More, or Fast Healthcare Interoperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged. Resources, is a flexible standard that uses RESTful web services to transport healthcare data by pushing the data to its destination or responding to queries.
What would health data exchange look like if we started with a blank page, utilizing modern technological advances?
HL7 FHIR started with this very question. FHIR combines the best features of HL7 V2, HL7 V3, and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) HL7 CDA uses XML for encoding of the documents and breaks down the document in generic, unnamed, and non-templated sections. Documents can include discharge summaries, progress notes, history and physical reports,... More, while leveraging the latest web service technologies. FHIR is based on modular components called “resources”; which can be combined to solve clinical and administrative problems in a practical way. FHIR is still being developed by 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... More, but the first Draft Standard for Trial Use was available in 2014, and the first normative edition is planned for 2017. The FHIR standard is founded on being faster to learn and implement, lower cost, scalable, flexible, and free. Recent initiatives like SMART on FHIR and The The Argonaut Project addresses the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, a joint task force of the ONC‘s HIT Standards and Policy Committees and is a joint project between HL7 International and several vendor and provider organizations. The purp... More Project have helped bring FHIR to the main stage.
How does FHIR Impact you?
Download 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... More Primer
Dave Shaver, Co-Chair of the HL7 FHIR Governance Board, provides an in-depth look at how FHIR will impact the future of health data exchange, including:
- What differentiates FHIR from other Health Standards?
- Where might FHIR be used?
- Where does FHIR go from here?
Download our HL7 FHIR primer as you plan a modern, integrated healthcare IT environment. Take advantage of new technology that can improve patient care.
Does Corepoint Integration Engine support FHIR?
Yes. Corepoint Integration Engine supports a variety of modern and traditional standards and protocols. This includes HL7 FHIR, the latest standard to be introduced by the HL7 organization, which is based on RESTful web services. Schedule a demo today to learn more about how Corepoint Health can modernize your data flow.