Although 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... International does not have an official 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... manifesto, the original architects of the FHIR standard created one to guide the early efforts of the standard’s development. Arguably most important factoid in the manifesto is that the specification is written for one target: implementers.
Much of the failure of HL7 V3 was blamed on the complexity that was created for implementers. Rather than starting with data models, FHIR’s architects decided to focus on what was most important to them as implementers: ease of implementation. As seen in the list below, the manifesto is highly focused on implementation:
- Focus on implementers
- Target support for common scenarios
- Leverage cross-industry web technologies
- Require human readability as base level of interoperability
- Make content freely available
- Support multiple paradigms & architectures
- Demonstrate best practice governance
Learn more about FHIR
Dave Shaver, Co-Chair of 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... 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?
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