What is HL7 FHIR?
HL7® FHIR® is an open standard used to access health information over
the internet. This protocol allows for simple, HIPAA-compliant, access to health
information by patients, caregivers, and health care providers. The phiQuery
FHIR enablement API in EMR Direct’s Interoperability Engine software makes
it easy for health data holders to make FHIR resources available to
users they authorize.
Many EMR Vendors are looking to deploy services offering public FHIR API access to meet ONC 2015 Edition Certification Criteria g.7-9, Application Access APIs. EMR Direct Interoperability Engine’s easy-integration Developer tools take the challenge out of deploying FHIR services.
How does it work?
As with our Direct service, EMR Direct Interoperability Engine’s FHIR as a
service uses a similar easy-integration connector model. Our phiQuery connector
makes it easy for EMR vendors to meet the new Application Access API certification
requirements that allow authorized users to access their health data with FHIR
and third party client applications of their choice.
Once phiQuery service is integrated into EMR software, EMR Direct passes simple query requests to the data holder. The data holder determines what health information is returned in response to each authorized user’s request. EMR Direct's HealthToGo® Sandbox client application is available as a test harness and has already been used by many of our partners to successfully demonstrate FHIR enablement during certification testing. For production use, EMR Direct stands up a FHIR endpoint for each production-enabled phiQuery site.
How do I get started?
Choose whether you will deploy FHIR enterprise-wide or on a practice-by-practice
basis. Our Customer Care team will work with you to get you up and running with
FHIR in no time. Organizational representatives can begin the registration process
by signing up at the link below.
More information is available in our HIMSS17 white paper and at the HL7 FHIR site.
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