The latest spec from Health Level 7 — Fast Health Interoperability Resources, better known as FHIR — has captured the attention of the health IT community as the latest industry standard to define both interface specifications and data exchange formats for health information.
As the industry demand for FHIR continues to grow, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Microsoft to develop open source software that exposes a FHIR interface and translates between FHIR and the native XML data types used by both Microsoft HealthVault and Get Real Health’s CHBase™. Microsoft will be talking about the collaboration this week at Microsoft Build 2017.
We recognize the power of aligning Get Real Health and Microsoft for those who leverage CHBase and HealthVault. This effort will develop FHIR support for CHBase and HealthVault and better ensure consistent and compatible FHIR support for applications using our respective platforms.
“FHIR plays a key role in realizing the promise and potential of easily exchanging digital healthcare information between multiple applications,” said Get Real Health CTO and Founding Partner Jason Harmon. “Supporting the FHIR standards helps keep us all on the leading edge of HIT interoperability.”
We invite you to join us on this journey by following the open source project on GitHub and participating in the conversation as we develop our FHIR interface and translation software. As part of the connected health community, we invite and encourage you to leverage FHIR for your own development as well.
Check out what we are doing on GitHub at https://github.com/Microsoft/healthvault-fhir-library. Be sure to bookmark the page and come back in the coming weeks and months to see our progress.