HL7 FHIR Survey
We are requesting your input to help shape our public policy efforts in Washington, D.C.
Hospitals and clinicians are required to make available patient data via application programming interfaces (APIs). According to a proposed rule published in March, HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) will be the required API. Specifically, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has proposed requiring various FHIR releases; however, many in the industry (including CHIME) are supporting Release 4, the American National Standard Institute’s approved standard, as many in the industry believe Release 4 will better support interoperability. This proposal builds on existing requirements that you deploy APIs as part of your 2015 Certification, a requirement that became effective this year.
For a more comprehensive list of efforts underway by both the federal government and industry to implement the HL7 FHIR standard, go here.
Given the growing use of FHIR and the fact that ONC has proposed this as a standard for use in deploying APIs under Medicare rules, we are seeking your feedback to:
- Better understand our members’ knowledge and experience with FHIR so that we can help inform the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rulemaking; and
- Share information on where policymaking and the industry are headed with HL7.
Respondents of the survey will be entered into winning:
- FHIR hands-on tutorial prior to an HL7 work group meeting
- A seat at a FHIR connectathon (which takes place the Saturday and Sunday before a work group meeting)
Please log in as a member to take the survey.