FHIR® (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is an application programming interface (API)-focused standard used to represent and exchange health information maintained by the standards development organization HL7® (Health Level 7). ONC’s FHIR Fact Sheets are a collaborative effort with HL7 to help educate and demystify FHIR for federal employees. These two-page fact sheets will summarize the key technical concepts that make up the foundation of FHIR, how it is developed in an open and public process, and why FHIR adoption has become the focus of the health IT standards world. After leading off with the first fact sheet below, ONC will post new fact sheets on a rolling basis over the next several months. Full details and developer documentation can be found at HL7’s FHIR website.
FHIR Fact Sheets