HL7 FHIR Use Cases

HL7 FHIRFHIR stands for Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resource. This emerging standard combines the best fea... More has the potential to make needed changes to the way data is communicated across the healthcare spectrum. A major difference between FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More and other versions of HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More is that data exchange using FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More maintains a single source of truth, rather than having multiple versions of the same record propagated through systems via HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More v2. This leads to greater flexibility and more timely access to accurate data for clinicians and patients alike. The two workflows below help demonstrate these advantages.

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Workflow 1

In this workflow, an HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More v2 order message is sent to the lab via Corepoint Integration Engine. The lab then returns the order result using HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More v2. Corepoint Integration Engine then takes the HL7HL7 is a Standards Developing Organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (... More v2 order result message and stores it into a FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More repository in the EHRElectronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The ... More.

Once in the EHRElectronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The ... More, the result data is available to anyone with the proper credentials. Clinicians can view the data using with their favorite app that uses FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More. This eliminates having to use the lab portal or another extra system to view the results. The patients can also use a FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More app to view the results. Similarly, there is no requirement that a patient needs to log onto the lab portal and keep up with one more password.

 

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Workflow 2

In this workflow, immunization data is sent to the state and stored in a FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More repository. As in the previous example, this allows flexibility for both clinicians and patients to access immunization data.

Instead of having to log into a state-provided portal, clinicians and patients can use their favorite FHIR-capable healthcare app to view immunization records. This allows for flexibility in using an application that is familiar to the user, and allows accurate patient data to be integrated and viewed through one application.

 

There are many potential workflows that FHIR enables. Read about more use cases in our FHIR Primer.

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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Part 1: FHIR application framework & SMART on FHIR

 

Part 2: The role of an engine in the future of interoperability

 
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