Fierce Healthcare June 29, 2022
Industry leaders argue that a stronger push for interoperability in healthcare will lead to a better understanding of population health and improved care delivery, where easily shareable data can be complemented by artificial intelligence.
The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) standard, created by the standards development organization Health Level 7, aims to improve data sharing in a healthcare system full of fragmentation. FHIR is a core data standard, where participating entities agree on the meaning of the data and how to share the information.
In the spring of 2020, the federal government published a rule regulating the 21st Century Cures Act application programming interface (API) requirement, along with protections against information blocking. That regulation aims to give patients easier access...