Information Builders Embraces the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources Standard

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According to a recent press release, “Information Builders, Inc. (IBI), the leading data and analytics company, today announced the adoption of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for its Omni-HealthData platform, which provides customers with open and secure interoperability to break down data silos and create next-generation health information exchanges. As patients move throughout the healthcare network, it is vital that their data be available, discoverable, and easily understood. Additionally, with growing implementation of automated and machine-based processing within the healthcare industry, this data must also be structured and standardized. The scalability, atomic transaction support, interoperability, and solid ontologies of the FHIR standard make this possible. Embracing these principles is crucial in providing a single, 360-degree view of the patient journey in today’s healthcare industry.”

The release notes, “A press release issued on Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), signaled agreement. HHS is introducing two rules that ‘mark the most extensive healthcare data sharing policies the federal government has implemented, requiring both public and private entities to share health information between patients and other parties while keeping that information private and secure.’ Specific changes support data interoperability in healthcare, and identify and establish FHIR as the foundational standard to support data exchange via secure application programming interfaces (APIs). IBI has enhanced its Omni-HealthData platform to accommodate regularly updated FHIR releases, enabling the automatic mapping and transformation of data. New capabilities will deliver a complete, comprehensive view of each patient across the entire continuum of care and enable more customized patient diagnostics, helping healthcare organizations coordinate and improve patient care.”

Read more at PR Newswire.

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