Forging Translational Research Networks with FHIR
The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR® fhir.hl7.org ) specification is becoming to clinical data what HTML is to the web — a scalable mechanism to render clinical data in a way than people and machines alike can understand.
The now well-understood advantages of leveraging FHIR for clinical research were ratified by the unprecedented recent notice from the Office of the Director at NIH :
“To encourage NIH researchers to explore the use of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard to capture, integrate, and exchange clinical data for research purposes and to enhance capabilities to share research data.”
Read more about how the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) is Forging Translational Research Networks with FHIR here. [https://ctsa.ncats.nih.gov/cd2h/blog/forging-translational-research-networks-with-fhir/].