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What does HL7 FHIR stand for?

What does HL7 FHIR stand for?

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources
The HL7® FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources 1 ) standard defines how healthcare information can be exchanged between different computer systems regardless of how it is stored in those systems. FHIR is based on internet standards widely used by industries outside of healthcare.

What is a FHIR interface?

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced “fire”) is a standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records (EHR). FHIR builds on previous data format standards from HL7, like HL7 version 2.

What is the difference between HL7 and API?

APIs are also far more efficient as they allow data consumers to request information “on-demand”, as opposed to the HL7 model of subscribing to a feed that shares all data, regardless of whether it is immediately needed or not. What’s more, APIs support FHIR, SMART, and other rising medical health portals.

Is FHIR replacing HL7?

You have to agree that this is how we’re going to define this particular clinical data element or a particular diagnosis, but it’s not as complicated as some of these more sophisticated data elements. So, FHIR will not eliminate the HL7 version 2 standard for now.

What is replacing HL7?

What is FHIR? In 2014, HL7 introduced an important alternative to HL7 V2 and V3 standards: the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard. FHIR, which was first drafted in 2011, is an open standard that enables new apps and legacy systems to more easily exchange data than in the past.


The FHIR types integer and decimal are represented as a JSON number, the FHIR type boolean as a JSON boolean, and all other types are represented as a JSON string which has the same content as that specified for the relevant data type.

Who is using FHIR?

The ONC recently reported, 10 health IT developers like Allscripts, Epic, Cerner, GE, eClinicalWorks, Meditech and others are already using FHIR, all systems that 1upHealth supports as well. These EHRs create the largest market share across hospitals and clinicians and therefore patient access too.

What is similar to HL7?

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What is the difference between FHIR and openEHR?

FHIR pronounced “fire”, stands for F ast H ealthcare I nteroperability R esources. It is a message standard for sending and retrieving clinical data and in principle it does the opposite of openEHR. The standard focuses only on (short) messages and not on an information model per se.

What is the openEHR standard and what does it do?

What the openEHR standard does is it describes the information model being used. This model is based on “semantic interoperability principles.” So it focusses on the information around the patient in all facets (in other words it is a “holistic model”).

Who are the founders of the openEHR project?

What is openEHR? openEHR stands for Open Electronic Health Records. It was started in 1988 with the Good European Health Record (GEHR) project by Dr. Alain Maskens and Dr. Sam Heard, and they were later joined by Thomas Beale who acted as a technical architect.