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HL7 FHIR Foundation Collaborates with Google Cloud Platform to Support FHIR Community

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 21, 2017 7:19:47 AM / by Health Level Seven

HL7 FHIR Foundation Collaborates with Google Cloud

Google Cloud Platform to Work with HL7 FHIR Foundation by Providing the Underlying Cloud Technology for the HL7 FHIR Developer Community

Health Level Seven® International (HL7®), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that the HL7 FHIR Foundation is now working with Google to support HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and the FHIR community using Google Cloud Platform.

Google Cloud Platform plans to work with the HL7 FHIR Foundation to advance the health data interoperability efforts of both organizations by providing the underlying cloud technology for the HL7 FHIR developer community. This collaboration will provide the FHIR community with resources to learn, create and accelerate real life FHIR implementations.

The Future of Health Computing is in the Cloud

“The HL7 FHIR Foundation is thrilled by this generous contribution of Google Cloud Platform services to support the ongoing activities of the FHIR community to help advance our goal of global health data interoperability,” said Grahame Grieve, HL7 FHIR Foundation Board Member and HL7 FHIR Product Director. “The future of health computing is clearly in the cloud, and FHIR will serve to accelerate this transition.”

Paving the Way for Healthcare Interoperability 

“Our support of the HL7 FHIR Foundation will help pave the way for data interoperability in the healthcare ecosystem based on open standards, which we value at Google,” said Greg Moore, VP HealthCare at Google Cloud. This collaboration as an important step in helping the developer community quickly build important FHIR-based experiences without the need to worry about the underlying infrastructure - a key advantage of the cloud.”

Learn More

Learn more about Google's support for health IT and the HL7 FHIR Foundation in their recent blog post:

Topics: HL7, HL7 community, interoperability, health IT, Google

Health Level Seven

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Health Level Seven® International (HL7) is an ANSI-accredited, not-for-profit standards developing organization with the mission of empowering global health interoperability. With affiliates in over 30 countries, HL7’s global membership envisions a world in which everyone can securely access and use the right data when and where they need it. Widely implemented by vendor and healthcare systems, and required by governing bodies around the world, HL7 standards deliver solutions for health information technology, including HL7® Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), Version 2 (V2) and Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®).

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