As technology in healthcare evolves, hospitals and health system preferences have shifted between a single vendor suite approach to manage all applications and a best-of-breed approach that favors installing the best product available. Whatever approach your organization prefers, FHIR will play an important role by providing EHRs and other provider-facing applications with a core standard for development and data exchange.

Despite the recent trends toward consolidation, one fact remains true: the amount of data being exchanged today is greater than ever before and will continue to rise. Even with fewer connected systems in a vendor-suite environment, the expectation for data to move between each application remains. See what Corepoint Health CTO Dave Shaver had to say about how FHIR will open the door to many new vendors that will offer innovative approaches to patient care:

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