As healthcare records have been increasingly digitized, sources of electronic health data need to be structured and standardized. HL7 (Health Level Seven International), a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization has developed the FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources) Specification, which serves as a standard for the electronic exchange of healthcare information. HL7’s FHIR Connectathon gives participants the chance to work with the FHIR specification outside a production environment. This feedback improves FHIR and ultimately advances the industry.
A Connectathon is an event where innovative, boundary-breaking expertise from business, academia, and technology come together to solve critical challenges and test solutions in a safe environment. The HL7 FHIR Connectathon took place in San Diego, CA from September 9-10. It aimed to progress the clinical trial research community towards utilizing complete and interoperable electronic health records (EHRs) in clinical trials.
TransCelerate Member Companies submitted 12 use cases, which were then narrowed down to three use cases that were solutioned during the event: