FHIRFast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (data exchange framework)
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After integration with Carefluence's OpenAPI platform, ModuleMD WISE, is now compliant with 2015 edition certification criteria for interoperability in the next stage of Meaningful Use and the Health Level 7 International (HL7) Fast Healthcare Interoperable Resources (FHIR) standard, which describes data formats and elements for easier exchange of health information across disparate IT systems.
FHIR offers significant benefits not only for health information management professionals, but also for real clinicians and healthcare consumers as they work to improve the quality of care they deliver and experience on a daily basis.
Ayyagari comments on the capability of IOIT stating, "Now EHRs can use the Carefluence platform for anticipated Stage 3 of Meaningful Use requirements and [Independent Software Vendors] can develop Health IT applications with Carefluence using the SMART on FHIR paradigm." For EHR vendors, Carefluence's IOIT provides tools to test current interoperability capabilities against MU3 requirements or the ability to connect to the Carefluence platform for compliance with MU3 standard requirements.
"A developer, whether they have a relationship with a vendor or not, could develop apps and use FHIR to communicate with the various databases without having to rewrite their software each time.
The core strength of our solutions is our ability, proven at industry connectathons and at customer sites, to work equally well with CCDA, HL7, or FHIR and easily move across the data standards to support deeper capabilities.
Last year, Healthcare Informatics made the HL7 draft standard Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) one of our Top 10 Tech Trends to watch (www.healthcareinformatics.com/article/top-ten-tech-trendscatching-fhir).
As a complement to all Carefluence technology partners in interoperability, the adoption of FHIR will allow future applications on the Carefluence platform to be built more easily and quickly.
In October a federal task force recommended that the Office of the National Coordinator should switch gears with meaningful use to focus solely on interoperability through use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard under development by HL7 and the use of public application programming interfaces (APIs).
Public and private healthcare organizations worldwide are focusing interoperability efforts on Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), a standard open application programming interface (API) to exchange data from EHRs.
Standards Development: Raths investigates FHIR (pronounced "fire"--shorthand for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources), a new HL7 draft standard that, it's hoped, can ease IT bottlenecks and offer more granular data access.