HL7® FHIR® or Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is the next generation HL7 standard in healthcare data integration and is focused on decreasing interoperability costs and unlocking innovation in healthcare. FHIR represents a major upgrade in healthcare standards and is boosting access to health information and support for the health sector. From the beginning, FHIR has been developed as a standard that is implementer focused and is more straightforward to deploy compared to other standards that are available (or, indeed, some bespoke solutions). However, while implementer experience suggests that this is true, healthcare remains an extremely complex domain.
Managing patients in the community through virtual care
The shift towards care coordination in the community combined with advances in digital health technology has enabled new and more efficient care models to emerge.
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Collaboration is Key for Comprehensive Health Data in New Mexico
The New Mexico Health Information Collaborative (NMHIC) has successfully created a secure exchange of patient health information used both within New Mexico as well as for their bordering states.
Why provide healthcare at both an individual and population level?
Healthcare organizations face a changing landscape and need to evolve their business and care models in pursuit of shared savings and improved clinical outcomes.
Creating more effective health systems globally
Technology is the enabler for connecting health providers and improving communication across both primary and secondary care providers, supporting them in their decision making at the point of care.
What is the Da Vinci HL7 FHIR Project?
Da Vinci aims to improve healthcare and reduce wastage in the system by moving to an outcomes-based model of care rather than a purely transactional ‘fee for service’ model.
Why HIEs are the platform for precision medicine
The collection and exchange of health data is crucial to effectively managing population health, but it also provides the foundation for precision medicine and personalized care.
The benefits of care coordination during transitions in care
Providers and multi-interdisciplinary care team members need this coordination and transfer of knowledge, so they have a rounded understanding to provide ongoing care for their patients
What is the FHIR based CDS Hooks API?
The CDS Hooks application programming interface (API) is a specification that builds on the FHIR® core specification to describe how an electronic health record (EHR) can automatically invoke external
What is the FHIR Bulk Data Extract?
The FHIR Bulk Data Extract, which is designed to meet use cases where information from multiple patients, needs to be extracted from a data source such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) or FHIR ser
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FHIR Release 4 is published – 4 improvements to learn about
Grahame Grieve, the Product Director for FHIR, has recently announced that FHIR release 4 was finalized at the end of 2018 – it has been over a year and a half since the previous version
What is the Blue Button 2.0 API?
Blue Button 2.0 is an API from the Centres for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that incorporates data for 53 million beneficiaries.
What is smart about SMART on FHIR?
Substitutable Medical Applications and Reusable Technologies (SMART) is a healthcare standard, that adds a layer of security in front of FHIR interfaces to support safe access to data.
Gain new insights from traditional and emerging data types
In the age of BI and machine learning, Amadeus CORE is leveraging traditional and emerging data types to unlock hidden potential.
How to derive actionable insights during data integrations
Amadeus CORE provides out-of-the-box dashboards and reports that provide useful insights into traffic trends, message characteristics and flow patterns that will improve operational efficiency.
Who are HL7 and why are they so important for Health IT?
HL7 International started in the 1980’s in an attempt to standardize the exchange of key information within a hospital – patient registrations, laboratory tests and medications.
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