Borrowed from www.healthintersections.com.au:
“You don’t fix what isn’t broken, so initially, no one will replace v2 messaging interfaces with 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... interfaces. Instead, institutions will use FHIR on their perimeter, for integration between enterprises.” –Grahame Grieve
Be sure and read the post from 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... architect Grahame Grieve. While he does say that v2 is going nowhere any time soon, he does predict that, as FHIR use becomes more widespread, hospitals will begin to use it to replace their traditional v2 messages.
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