Gartner Research

Innovation Insight for HL7 FHIR

Published: 23 August 2018

ID: G00349341

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin


FHIR is an API-based standard for patient information exchange, rooted in the HL7 reference information model. CIOs focused on healthcare can use this research to understand FHIR, its uniqueness among industry data exchange standards and its place among healthcare interoperability approaches.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • FHIR Specification Components
    • Data Exchange Paradigms
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • HL7 FHIR Alternatives and Representative Providers
  • Recommendations
    • Prepare Your Organization for FHIR
    • Explore Existing Use Cases
    • Use a SMART on FHIR App

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