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One such case is the scenario of providers using an EMRElectronic Medical Record (EMR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The... More as their main workflow tool, but needing population health alerts for their patients. Because accurate alerts require a complete and precise longitudinal chart, EMRs simply do not have the data to offer that functionality. 

A second use case for FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More and population health revolves around care plans and care management. Because population health management tools generally have more complete and accurate data, they serve as better tools for care managers who need the complete picture of a patient’s health in order to make informed decisions about care plans.

Population health vendor Wellcentive offers some interesting use use cases of FHIRAn HL7 standard that is short for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources and pronounced “Fire... More that will allow caregivers to have a more complete view of a patient's medical record than what is available in an EHRElectronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The ... More alone. Great scenarios that both require interoperabilityInteroperability refers to the ability of two or more systems or components to exchange information ... More between multiple applications.

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