The HL7 FHIRFHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. This emerging standard combines the best fea... More standard makes use of extensions to keep the standard simple. An extension allows for the inclusion of data that does not fit into the standard’s defined data elements. Within a given resource, extensions can be used to define new elements or they can be used to extend the data included in a defined element.

Extensions are defined on a server that should be available to anyone who will be receiving resources with the extension. Extensions are discovered using a URL. To add an extension to a resource, the following format would be utilized:

hl7-fhir-structure

Extensions will be used widely in HL7 FHIRFHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. This emerging standard combines the best fea... More in an effort to stay focused on common workflows and reduce the complexity of the core standard. Workflows that are unique in nature would employ extensions to satisfy the requirements of the workflow. HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More says that there can be no stigma associated with extensions and encourages all users to embrace them so the standard can remain simple while addressing all workflows.

For example, in the United States it is common for medical records to include religion; however, this is not the practice worldwide. The FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More standard, which is a worldwide standard, will not include religion. The United States can, however, have its own extension for religion. A religion extension for FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More might look like this:

fhir-patient-extension-example

The extension itself could be served up by a United States organization, such as the ONCOffice of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – Located within the Of... More or HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More. Anyone could reference the extension through the URL and identify the proper coded value for the patient’s religion in the patient resource.

FHIR Primer

Learn more about FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... MoreFHIR Primer The resource for healthcare providers

Dave Shaver, Co-Chair of the HL7 FHIRFHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. This emerging standard combines the best fea... More Governance Board, provides an in-depth look at how FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More will impact the future of health data exchange, including:

  • What differentiates FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More from other Health Standards?
  • Where might FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More be used?
  • Where does FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More go from here?

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