Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are becoming increasingly popular in the healthcare industry. They provide a way for healthcare professionals to easily access and share patient information, making it easier to provide quality care. One of the challenges of EHRs is integration with other systems, such as billing or lab systems. This is where HL7 and FHIR come in. Let’s Understand what is HL7 and FHIR? HL7 (Health Level Seven) is a set of standards for exchanging healthcare information electronically. It is the most widely used standard in healthcare and has been around for over 30 years. HL7 defines a set of messages that can be used to exchange information between systems, and also defines a set of data types that can be used to represent that information. FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) is a newer standard that was developed to make it easier to exchange healthcare information between systems. FHIR is built on modern web technologies, such as RESTful web services and JSON. FHIR also makes use of HL7’s message and data type standards. Why EHR integration is necessary?  EHR integration is necessary because it enables access to healthcare data from healthcare systems. Seamless data exchange helps to streamline workflows […] read more