Where does this leave you? 

The real question is, does FHIR solve your organizations need to exchange data with an EHR?  The reality is, FHIR is simply another method of exchanging data.  In the world of Healthcare IT there are nearly as many ways of exchanging data as there are EHR brands (over 900 by our count).  While today FHIR has limited use in the field, over time it will most likely be used by more providers and software vendors.  Like HL7 there will be multiple versions and multiple implementation methodologies.  Further EHR vendors will continue to offer other data exchange methodologies such as, existing HL7 versions, DICOM (for imaging), folder based options, proprietary API’s, etc. 

If you are focused on solving healthcare business problems and need access to clinical data, MI7 can help.


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