Bulk FHIR: Measuring Global Organizational Performance
FHIR is changing the way we can think and compute about healthcare and the SMART/HL7 Bulk FHIR Access programming interface formally extends these insights to populations of patients. The 21st Century Cures Act requires support for it and CMS has been using Bulk FHIR since its earliest release. Quality measurement is moving to use FHIR data sets. Bulk FHIR will bring the AI and machine learning tools from the “Big Data” world to healthcare. Ken Mandl and Don Rucker who spearheaded development and standardization of Bulk FHIR explain what Bulk FHIR is and the tools that can be used to take advantage of this data. The ability to do robust comparisons of provider performance with Bulk FHIR suggests policy and payment considerations and these will be discussed.
- Describe Bulk FHIR
- Access the Bulk FHIR API made available under the ONC Rule
- Analyze how to use Bulk FHIR data
- Evaluate implications of Bulk FHIR data in particular for quality measurement