HL7 FHIR: A Paradigm Shift to Facilitate the Exchange of Patient Data

HL7 FHIR: A Paradigm Shift to Facilitate the Exchange of Patient Data

Posted Sep 15, 2021 from

As the interoperability standard HL7 format has evolved over the years, its use has opened up to current web practices such as HTML, XML and JSON.

This has led to the FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) standard which broadens the field of possibilities with its library of open source resources.

FHIR is seen to be one way to help boost interoperability in healthcare and is defined as a standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records (EHR).

Benefits can include making data sharing easier, it can be fast to implement and it is vendor-neutral.

To understand how and why the FHIR standard came into being, Frédéric Laurent, project manager at Enovacom, reflects on the origins of this interoperability standard.

This white paper outlines everything you need to know about HL7 FHIR.

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