With the release of the final rules for healthcare information interoperability, the Health Level Seven International (HL7) Fast Interoperability Healthcare Resource (FHIR) standards will play a pivotal role in the exchange of healthcare information.
Learning more about HL7’s FHIR standards will be essential for healthcare industry professionals charged with providing the business technology needed to support the new Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) defined in the final rules.
FHIR standards essentially provide a content model (in the form of a resource), and real-time RESTful interfaces and messaging. Representational state transfer (REST) is a software architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating Web services. Web services that conform to the REST architectural style, called RESTful Web services, provide interoperability between systems. RESTful interfaces and messaging allow the requesting systems to access and manipulate textual representations of Web resources by using a uniform and predefined set of stateless operations.
HL7.org is the infallible source of FHIR information, and offers expert-led training for individuals around the world in a variety of formats including:
- Live online classes and webinars
- Self-paced courses
- Education on-demand
- Face-to-face events
Understanding FHIR and how it will be used is an important step in achieving compliance with the new TEFCA standards. TEFCA specified FHIR (Release 4) as the exchange standard for the new interoperability foundation for healthcare interoperability. For information from IQVIA on the 21st Century Cures Act, and TEFCA-based interoperability, download our whitepaper Cures Act: Getting Ready for the Implementation of TEFCA and Healthcare Interoperability Standards.
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