Federal Officials Urge Healthcare Industry’s Adoption of FHIR for Interoperability

The best way to ensure electronic health record systems can share data interoperably is for industry to adopt the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources standard, or FHIR, say federal officials.
While the deployment of a single, consolidated EHR, called the Military Health System GENESIS, has the Department of Defense on a path to interoperability, the FHIR data standard that serves as its backbone isn’t congressionally mandated.
FHIR application programming interfaces streamline health information exchange by standardizing data and eliminating the need for sharing agreements, which is…