Learn more about FHIR and the Technology Stack
Previous HL7 versions are based on antiquated practices and technologies lacking in essential functionality. The goal of FHIR is to standardize and exchange healthcare data using modern web application technologies including:
- RESTful API with standardized query parameters
- Resource Bundles
- HTTPS (SSL/TLS encryption)
SMART on FHIR
The advent of Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) and other initiatives across healthcare have created a growing need to exchange genomics along with healthcare data. The intersection of genomics and electronic health records creates new opportunities to research and understand the relationship between health issues and differences in each individual's genes. The latest version of FHIR tackles the technological challenges of this task with FHIR Genomics.