We participated in HL7 FHIR IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP

FHIR

We participated in HL7 FHIR IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP

Once again, our desire to learn more about technology, particularly in healthcare, led us to another world trip. This time, the place was Dallas, and the reason: a new protocol for medical applications: FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources).

As in all areas of life (and much more in technology), new things appear to impersonate others that are becoming obsolete. No exception in the world of medical applications, where the old but indispensable HL7 protocol met its possible successor FHIR.But what is FHIR? The answer is not trivial. To put it simply, imagine that everything related to medicine, has a corresponding representation (from now on we will call it resource) in the computing world: diseases, remedies, symptoms, treatments, prescriptions, everything.

In addition, each of these resources (which can be represented by JSON or XML) does not necessarily need to be (and usually is not) in a single level in depth, as it can be composed of more resources. For example, the “patient” resource contains, among other things, a set of resources for that patient’s allergies.

Is this FHIR? No. FHIR is the way all this structured information is communicated between different systems. This is the FHIR protocol, how we can send complex information so that other systems can understand.

So if you are interested in electronic medical records, or if your medical application needs to integrate with any EMR system, perhaps FHIR is what you need and we can help you develop this!

At CodigoDelSur, we’re working with FHIR and would be happy to help you with any development you might have using this standard.

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