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Abstract

In 2011, Australian HL7 standards guru, Grahame Grieve, proposed a new interoperability approach he called “Resources for Health (RFH)”. He said it would define a set of objects to represent granular clinical concepts for use on their own or aggregated into complex documents. As a result, it would be ‘composable’—so that, unlike with complex C-CDA documents, developers could request only the information needed for their particular use case. In part, because of that, he said that this flexibility could offer “coherent solutions for a range of interoperability problems”. Today, renamed Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), Grahame’s approach is transforming virtually all aspects of health informatics. In this chapter we explore FHIR is detail.

Keywords

  • Fast healthcare interoperability resources
  • FHIR
  • FHIR resources
  • FHIR API
  • FHIR profiles
  • FHIR extensions
  • FHIR implementation guides
  • FHIRPath
  • FHIR accelerators

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    Since 2018 the author has been a Visiting Scientist at the AEHRC.

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Braunstein, M.L. (2022). FHIR. In: Health Informatics on FHIR: How HL7's API is Transforming Healthcare. Health Informatics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91563-6_9

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