FHIR® within the healthcare spectrum: Part 3

FHIR(R) and healthcare spectrum

In Part 2, we explored the health-as-a-service platform and its desired objects for a better modern technology approach. In Part 3, we delve into what it means to create a health-as-a-service open platform based on FHIR® in the provision of existing healthcare scenarios.

Axway has answered the call to meet the demands for new API-powered, FHIR®-enabled apps and services. Axway removes the complexities of overcoming interoperability challenges through the utilization of FHIR® and the normalization of data across the healthcare continuum.

FHIR® is the data bridge between disparate systems creating a common language between applications that may not even be in the same country to exchange health data.

This standardization opens the door to allowing healthcare systems, providers, hospitals, payers, and patients to collaborate and communicate on levels never thought possible before FHIR®.

FHIR® and healthcare spectrum

Interoperability objectives can be accomplished through the utilization of FHIR® resources that create a common exchange format and data normalizing language, regardless of the application, device, or entity.

The added value of FHIR® is enhanced by Axway and the ability to send data in both a structured and codified way, allowing for the facilitation of open platforms securely and consistently.

FHIR® Resource structures: XML, JSON, HTTP, Atom, OAuth

FHIR® Concepts: Common metadata sets and common definition and method of representation of concepts. Concept examples: patient, provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, etc.), problems (diagnosis), medications, diagnostics (lab, radiology), care plans, financial entries, organization, and medical devices. Patient Providers Health Agencies Payers Research Centers Drug & Equipment Supply.

Benefits of FHIR®: Readily available data increases the speed of healthcare delivery, standardizes, and structures data into a discreet format to facilitate clinical data exchange between disparate applications regardless of origin or device.

Axway creates a clear path for the connectivity of sensitive patient health data across the continuum of the broader ecosystem of providers, vendors, payers, and others, and provides interoperability between proprietary closed systems, and applications that secure the flow and exchange of critical data.

In Part 4, we delve even deeper into why successful healthcare technology is expected to be able to exchange data quickly, securely, and confidently between multiple applications and entities without complex and difficult solutions that lead to delayed program implementations, revenue losses, patient care gaps, and regulatory compliance issues.

Read more about playing with “FHIR®” to ignite digital patient engagement is necessary.

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SVP, API Platform EMEA, Eric Horesnyi has had a very international career in Mexico, New York, and around the world. His talks provide a very well-rounded, global feel as he conveys his journey and shares his expertise. He shares learning from his experiences so we can all benefit from an API-centric, platform-focused, and ecosystem-based view.  
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Principal Product Manager -- API Management, Lorri has a strong background in healthcare for the last 15 years from both a Provider and Payer perspective. She works closely with technology partners in this capacity to better the provider and patient experiences. Areas of focus include practice management systems, electronic health records, electronic prescribing systems, EDI applications, and integration management. She currently uses her practical and technological healthcare experience to help customers forge ahead in their digital transformation journey utilizing Axway’s API Management and healthcare solutions portfolio.


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