In recent years, Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, or FHIR, a standard developed by the nonprofit organization Health Level Seven
International, has been introduced as a secure and open solution for healthcare data exchange to accelerate information sharing.
It was created by the HL7 (Health Level Seven
International) which is a health-care standardisation organisation.
(4) FHIR - Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is a next generation standards framework created by HL7 - Health Level Seven
International, a healthcare standards development organization.
Ann Arbor, Ml: Health Level Seven
The platform uses Health Level Seven
(HL7) Version 3 messages combined with the LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes) vocabulary to ensure semantic interoperability among HISs in Italy.
Organizations such as Integrated Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) (3), Continua Personal Connected Health Alliance, Health Level Seven
International (4) and the IEEE Standards Association (5) are working collaboratively to define standards for medical device connectivity.
FHIR is a registered trademark of Health Level Seven
Serving as chair of the SCO, NCPDP is working with ONC and SCO charter members, Health Level Seven
(HL7), Inc., Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12, ASTM International and Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), as well as other standards-related entities and formal observers of the SCO, in support of ONC's initiatives.
A data architecture based on Health Level Seven
data representation standards has been adopted to address the second step of interoperability.
To facilitate the sharing of common alerts, EHR systems must be capable of rendering individual alerts as text files with a standard format and style (similar to the Food and Drug Administration's XML-based structured product labeling standard and Health Level Seven
's Arden Syntax Standard [Health Level Seven International, Ann Arbor, MI]).
If clinical patient data was collected only as electronic source data, it would be possible to integrate that data into an EMR using healthcare interoperability standards such as Health Level Seven
(HL7) data export or, alternatively, printing the electronic source data and add it to the patient's medical record.
Traditionally, getting disparate systems to communicate with each other has only required an interface engine based on an industry standard such as HL7 (from the standards organization Health Level Seven
International, Ann Arbor, Mich.).