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HL7 FHIR Best Practices for the Healthcare Provider CIO

Published: 17 August 2017

ID: G00338654

Analyst(s): Barry Runyon


The hype surrounding HL7 FHIR has made it difficult to gain a firm grasp of its real purpose and value. These best practices will help healthcare provider CIOs gain a better perspective on FHIR's near- and long-term applications and uses.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create an FHIR Training and Immersion Program for IT and Selected Stakeholder Staff, and Reinforce With HL7 Conferences, Working Group Meetings, Webinars and Industry Roundtables
  • Stay Abreast of FHIR Development Activity by Marquee Healthcare Providers and Vendors. Look for Substantial Innovations and Uses and Use These to Gain Support for Your Own Initiatives
  • Introduce FHIR Where Conventional Message Brokering May Not Be a Good Fit, and Consider New Mobile Application Development That Requires Access to Up-to-Date Patient Information a Good Candidate
  • Work Closely With Contract Management Personnel to Confirm That All Vendor Agreements Surrounding FHIR Resources Reflect the Healthcare Provider's Data Access and Ownership Position and Policies

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