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HL7 Publishes Release 3 of HIT Standard FHIR for Trial Use

March 23, 2017 - Health Level 7 International (HL7) has published Release 3 of Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use (STU), the organization announced midweek. “HL7 is pleased to work on the FHIR specification with many hundreds of partners, who are all implementing the specification to exchange data in service of the healthcare needs to their enterprises, their customers,...


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Will FHIR, APIs Help or Hinder Health Information Exchanges?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Application programming interfaces, such as the much-discussed Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, have the potential to increase the fluidity and sharing of health data currently stored away in health IT systems. But will increased API...

Task Force Makes Health IT Interoperability Recommendations

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory Task Force (ISATF) has submitted a host of recommendations to assist ONC in drafting its next interoperability guidance for the healthcare industry with an emphasis on ensuring health IT interoperability...

Updating Progress of FHIR, C-CDA Health IT Standards at ONC

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is making headway in promoting two health IT standards. First up, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). On Monday, the federal agency announced the...

Fueling the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource

by Frank Irving

One of the great ironies of health IT is that while professionals in the field have greater access to data than ever before, they’re not finding it very useful. Nonetheless, industry experts believe that increased development, testing and...

FHIR Testing Expands with Cloud-based Approach

by Frank Irving

Implementations of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) were literally “put to the test” at FHIR Connectathon 10, held last month prior to HL7’s Annual Plenary and Working Group Meetings in Atlanta with participation...

Fast Health Interoperability Resource Burns Brightly

by Frank Irving

Early adopters of HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR) draft standard are forging ahead with projects designed to deliver real value to healthcare organizations, EHR vendors and patients. As more examples surface across the...

Patient-Generated Health Data at Core of Virtual Clipboard

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A collaboration led by the Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation has taken its first step toward improving patient engagement by incorporating patient-generated health data into health records as part of the Health Benefits and Health...

EHRA Questions Scope of ONC Interoperability Roadmap

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The trade association of EHR companies, HIMSS EHR Association, has commented on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Interoperability Roadmap and called on the federal agency to play a collaborative rather...

What FHIR Has Learned from Past Interoperability Failures

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and its initial draft of the nationwide interoperability roadmap are receiving the lion's share of attention at the moment as the healthcare industry considers...

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