Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an HL7 International interoperability standard for healthcare data exchange, specifying the semantics, structure, encoding and transport aspects of the exchange. The API covers the basic elements of healthcare - patients, admissions, diagnostic reports, medications and problem lists - with their typical participants and also support a range of richer and more complex clinical models. The simple direct definitions of the resources are based on thorough requirements gathering, formal analysis and extensive cross-mapping to other relevant standards.
Pronounced ‘fire’, FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is the HL7 specifications for supporting APIs in exchanging data among HIT systems. By enabling the sharing of data, FHIR has the potential to unite PHM and EMR tools and streamline the process of providing care.