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