The future of interoperability: Web APIs & HL7 FHIR



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Complete the short form to the left to receive our Future of InteroperabilityInteroperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information and to use the information that has been exchanged. white paper that will help you better understand the potential FHIRAn 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 APIs have to transform how data is exchanged throughout the industry. API access to EHRElectronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, April 28, 2008): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conform... More databases allow outside applications access to patient data at the source of truth, permitting new methods to interact with the data that offer exciting opportunities for interoperability

This whitepaper details how providers can leverage API integration to reap the benefits of APIs alongside HL7 FHIRFHIR 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, which, when used together, will standardize API data exchange across the industry.

The paper explores the following:

  • How did we get here? A brief history of health data exchange
  • Web APIs
  • HL7HL7 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 FHIR
  • What’s the difference between an API and a web service?
  • Using FHIR and web APIs
  • Future outlook: A hybrid approach to data exchange
  • FAQs

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