Moving From Standards to Implementation: Building HL7's New FHIR Ecosystem

Wednesday, April 19 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
South Building, Level 4 | S404

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), created by HL7 more than a decade ago, has grown to become a global standard for exchanging data in nearly 50 countries. Its broad adoption has taken many forms, as the opportunities for implementation have been met with innovative solutions. At the same time, the FHIR Accelerator Program has developed implementations and applications for patient care, health payment systems, public health, patient engagement, clinical and basic research and social determinants of health. Despite efforts to coordinate the creation of applications in increasingly diverse use cases, there have been challenges to ensure semantic interoperability, security and privacy, and consistent reliability. HL7's new Standards Implementation Division addresses many of these issues and creates a unique ecosystem that allows continuous testing and certification, supports a global education program and serves to harmonize the diverse FHIR implementation community.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify tools available to evaluate your organization's FHIR implementation
  • Identify the domains, such as SDOH and payers/provider exchange, in which HL7 FHIR is being implemented to solve common interoperability challenges
  • Identify how the HL7 Standards Implementation Division supports your implementations with tools, resources, testing and educational offerings
Clinical Informaticist, CMIO/CMO, IT Professional


Charles Jaffe, MD, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
HL7 International


Daniel Vreeman, DPT
Chief Standards Development Officer
HL7 International
Viet Nguyen, MD
Chief Standards Implementation Officer
Health Level Seven (HL7) International