Brian Walsh, Eric Torstenson, Allison Heath, Robert Carroll and Kyle Ellrott

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR, pronounced “fire”) is a data modeling language, a core model defined using that language, and an API specification with a primary focus on clinical data interoperability. The original draft of the FHIR specification was published by HL7, a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, in 2011, and the specification has continued to grow as more organizations adopt the standard.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has seen the value of FHIR not only for healthcare records, but also as a formalized schema to enable sharing…

Kyle Ellrott

Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University

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