Principles of Health Interoperability: SNOMED CT, HL7 and FHIR. 3rd Edition, Springer 2016

Healthcare interoperability delivers information when and where it is needed. Everybody stands to gain from safer more soundly based decisions and less duplication, delays, waste and errors. This book introduces healthcare interoperability and the main standards used.

The third edition includes a new part on FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources), the most important new health interoperability standard for a generation. FHIR combines the best features of HL7’s v2, v3 and CDA while leveraging the latest web standards and a tight focus on implementation. FHIR can be implemented at a fraction of the price of existing alternatives and is well suited for mobile phone apps, cloud communications and EHRs.

The book is organized into four parts. The first part covers the principles of health interoperability, why it matters, why it is hard and why models are an important part of the solution. The second part covers clinical terminology and SNOMED CT. The third part covers the main HL7 standards: v2, v3, CDA and IHE XDS. The new fourth part covers FHIR and has been contributed by Grahame Grieve, the original FHIR chief.

Foreword by John Halamka
PART 1 Principles of Health Interoperability
Chapter 1 The Health Information Revolution
Chapter 2 Why Interoperability is Hard
Chapter 3 Models
Chapter 4 UML, XML and JSON
Chapter 5 Information Governance
Chapter 6 Standards Development Organizations
PART 2 Terminology and SNOMED CT
Chapter 7 Clinical Terminology
Chapter 8 Coding and Classification Schemes
Chapter 9 SNOMED CT
Chapter 10 SNOMED CT Concept Model
Chapter 11 Implementing SNOMED CT
PART 3 HL7 and Interchange Formats
Chapter 12 HL7 Version 2
Chapter 13 The HL7 V3 RIM
Chapter 14 Constrained Information Models
Chapter 15 CDA – Clinical Document Architecture
Chapter 16 HL7 Dynamic Model
Chapter 17 Sharing Documents and IHE XDS
PART 4 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)
Chapter 18 Principles of FHIR
Chapter 19 The FHIR RESTful API
Chapter 20 FHIR Resources
Chapter 21 Conformance and Terminology
Chapter 22 Implementing FHIR

Benson T, Grieve G. Principles of Health Interoperability: SNOMED CT, HL7 and FHIR. 3rd Edition, Springer 2016

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