On March 22, HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More International released the newest version – Release 3 – of the FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More standard to the public. The latest version is the last step before the FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More standard moves from the “trial use” status to the “normative” status. Normative refers to the final version of the standard that implementors should conform to moving forward. FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More progress continues.

Between FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More release 2 and 3, HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More changed from using “DSTU” (Draft Standard for Trial Use) to just simply “STU” (Standard for Trial Use) to reflect the maturity of the FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More specification. Release 3 is far beyond draft specifications and has been widely implemented by technology vendors throughout the healthcare industry.

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According to HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More, FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More Version 3 is the culmination of 18 months of extensive work to incorporate changes and enhancement requests received from implementation partners across the world, including the ArgonautThe Argonaut Project addresses the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, a joint task force of th... More Project.

According to Grahame Grieve, chief architect of FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More:

“The FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More community invested a huge amount of work in this release – hundreds of people have contributed to the specification, and there have been thousands of change proposals processed (>2400). Most of these change proposals arose from 3 different places:

  • Implementation Experience (Trial use is working)
  • Alignment with other standards
  • Internal Quality Review processes

Some of the key changes:

  • Added support for Clinical Decision Support and Clinical Quality Measures
  • Broadened functionality to cover key clinical workflows
  • Further development of Terminology Services, and support for Financial Management
  • Defined an RDF format, and how FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More relates to Linked Data
  • Incremental improvements and increased maturity of the RESTful API and conformance framework

In addition to FHIR Release 3, we’ve also published the first release of the US Core Implementation Guide. This generalizes the lessons learnt through the ArgonautThe Argonaut Project addresses the recommendations of the JASON Task Force, a joint task force of th... More process, and publishes the agreements as a base profile for all use of FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More in the US context. ONCOffice of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – Located within the Of... More and other implementation guides will build on this, and the Core Implementation Guide will provide a general base for consistency across all these contexts.”

For more information on FHIR and to download the standard, please visit: www.HL7.org/FHIR. To gain a basic understand of FHIR, download our FHIR Primer whitepaper.

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