What is Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)?

What is Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) ? Where it’s used exactly ?

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources is a standard that describes data formats and elements and an application programming interface for the exchange of electronic health records. It is used to facilitate interoperability between legacy healthcare systems, making it easy to provide healthcare providers and individuals with information on a wide variety from computer devices to tablets on mobile phones, and to allow third-party device developers to provide easily integrated medical apps into existing systems.

For example , basic healthcare elements such as patients, admissions, medical reports, and drugs can each be accessed and exploited from their own resource URLs.

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FHIR is a Health Level Seven International standard for exchanging healthcare information electronically. It is the next generation exchange framework being adopted by the healthcare community to advance interoperability.FHIR focuses on implementation and uses the latest web technologies to aid rapid adoption.

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