Benefits of FHIR

Like many people I suspect, I do feel rather ‘odd’ when recording interviews (feels a bit like being told that I am ‘showing off’) but Orion Health (my employer) is doing a lot of work with FHIR – both in terms of implementing it in the products, and also supporting my FHIR work in a number of areas outside the organization including attending various meetings so when they asked if I would record a short interview on the benefits of FHIR I thought it was a reasonable request.

So here it is – I guess it’s not too bad, though there are so many more things I could have described – such the value in analytics, population based queries (find patients ‘at risk’), decision support, precision medicine and so forth..

But I still find it odd looking at recordings of myself!

About David Hay
I'm an independent contractor working with organizations like Rhapsody, Corepoint, CSIRO in Australia and the New Zealand Ministry Of Health. I'm an HL7 Fellow, Chair Emeritus of HL7 New Zealand and a co-chair of the FHIR Management Group. I have a keen interest in health IT, especially health interoperability with HL7 and the new FHIR standard.

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