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 recently announced it has published release 4 (R4) of the HL7 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 (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) standard.
HL7 FHIR® is an emerging standard that combines the best features from HL7 V2, HL7 V3, and HL7 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. The design of 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 is based on RESTful web services and utilizes modular components called resources.
The first original proposal of HL7 FHIR was made in 2011, and it’s been a long road to get to R4. There has been much anticipation surrounding the strong focus to make implementation simpler compared to former HL7 standards, along with the potential to apply the standard to mobile devices and web-based applications.
This release, in particular, is important because the base platform of the standard has passed a normative ballot, meaning future changes to the standard’s normative parts will be backward compatible. Thus, applications implementing R4 normative parts will no longer risk being nonconformant.
Corepoint Health has included the FHIR standard in Corepoint Integration Engine since early 2016, with support for release 2 of HL7 FHIR, and then followed with support for release 3. Additionally, Corepoint Health participates in HL7 FHIR Connectathons, as well as the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. Visit the IHE website. Synonyms: Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise USA Connectathon (which now has many profiles based on the HL7 FHIR standard).
Corepoint Health’s founder, President and CTO, Dave Shaver is the Co-Chair of the HL7 FHIR Governance Board, and the organization has a strong commitment to support all releases of HL7 FHIR in the product, as well as the community to enhance the FHIR Standard.