Setting Healthcare Interop On Fire

March 30, 2014

There’s a new software standard for sharing health data that’s gaining a lot of interest and support. Still in “prototype” format, it’s called Fast Health Interoperable Resources or FHIR (pronounced ‘fire’) and the early interest is more than just curiosity. Several high profile projects ? including the new CommonWell Health Alliance ? are actively testing the new software framework. The reason for all the excitement is relatively easy to understand ? even if you don’t care to understand anything about software in healthcare. In a nutshell, many of the “behind?the?scenes” software standards and techniques that we all take for granted as part of our online web experiences (like shopping, travel and banking) are making a kind of formal debut in healthcare.

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