FHIR Integration

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Personal Health Information Technology

Getting your health data from point A to B

FHIR is an emerging standard that makes it easy to move health data from point A to point B, even if A and B are using different electronic health record (EHR) systems. FHIR makes it easy for an application to choose exactly what data they want to fetch, and makes it available in a format that is easy to understand. Developed by the healthcare standards organization Health Level 7 International (HL7), the specification is built around modelling health data in a way that is easy to use and understand. As health data can be exchanged in XML and JSON, it is accessible to the majority of developers.

Our Apps on FHIR 

  • Ned – the first mobile app that transfers prostate specific antigen (PSA) results from provincial laboratories to an outside mobile application
  • Medly – a platform to manage multiple chronic complex disease conditions
  • iCanCope with Pain – self-management to help cope with pain

What’s Next?

  • Continued work on our HAPI-FHIR project, a reference implementation of the specification and free open source implementation of FHIR in Java
  • Work with Continua Health Alliance on the adoption of FHIR in interoperability guidelines
  • Integration of FHIR on bant – our edgy diabetes self-management app
  • Hosting webinars and workshops
  • Participation in conferences to spread the word on FHIR