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One such case is the scenario of providers using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR), 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 can be... 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 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... 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 FHIR that will allow caregivers to have a more complete view of a patient's medical record than what is available in an Electronic 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 alone. Great scenarios that both require interoperability between multiple applications.