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HL7 Announces New Informatics Internship

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2022 2:31:36 PM / by HL7 posted in HL7 education, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, career

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Opportunity to Advance Your Career with an HL7 Informatics Internship

  • Remote-based/online internship
  • $5,000 USD monthly stipend
  • 12-16 weeks
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

We want to hire and mentor a motivated informatics trainee who wants to learn, contribute, and advance the industry’s approach to solving the thorny problems of health data interoperability. This internship will focus specifically on synthesizing best practices for using standard terminologies within HL7’s specifications. You will be working with world-class experts, learning how consensus-driven standards are transforming data exchange, and building a key resource for the global health standards community.

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Message to the HL7 Community Regarding Conflict in Eastern Europe

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2022 5:26:16 PM / by HL7 posted in HL7, HL7 community, health IT

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Message from HL7

To our HL7 International community,

The past two years have been challenging for all of us, and now the world is faced with the unfolding conflict in Eastern Europe.

We are sure that the events of the past 24 hours have left you, as they have us, saddened.

HL7 has a long-standing history of global participation, support and collaboration from across the world. We are proud to have such a united community dedicated to the advancement of interoperability and the betterment of healthcare across the world. Our mutual goals and passion have brought together individuals from diverse communities who have created strong bonds and friendships through their work within HL7.

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US Realm Steering Committee February 2022 Update

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2022 2:28:19 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, Argonaut Project, health IT, C-CDA, Da Vinci, CARIN Alliance, documentation templates and payer rules, FHIR Accelerator, FAST, Gravity, Vulcan, FHIR Community, US Realm

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On behalf of the HL7 US Realm Steering Committee (USRSC), we are pleased to share an update on last year's priorities and highlight our focus for 2022.

2021 Highlights

Visibility was a key theme of our work in 2021 and included supporting pilot work on a standards dashboard, tracking accelerator activity and promoting key ballots.

Before we dive into 2022, we want to highlight a few key points for all US Realm (USR) members.

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Helio FHIR Accelerator Announces Public Comment on 2022 Use Cases

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2022 2:39:38 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, public health, ONC, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CDC

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Health Level Seven International Appoints Three Executives to Support Organization’s New Divisions

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2021 1:55:50 PM / by HL7 posted in HL7, HL7 community, health IT, implementation, FHIR Community

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The Organization Welcomes Daniel Vreeman, D.P.T., Viet Nguyen, M.D., and Diego Kaminker

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Health Level Seven International Celebrates 10 Years of HL7® FHIR®

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2021 9:31:52 AM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, FHIR Community

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The Next Generation Standard Has Transformed Health Information Technology Across the Globe

HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), the widely adopted, open-source standard from the HL7 International community, celebrates 10 years of international development and implementation. With the ability to streamline the many variations in health information technology (HIT) systems and the capacity to accommodate modern technology, FHIR is at the forefront of healthcare interoperability. In keeping with HL7’s vision of a world where access to health data is readily available to everyone whenever and wherever it is needed, FHIR creates connections between different parts of the healthcare system to facilitate the secure, real-time exchange of data and, ultimately, improve patient care.

Since its inception, FHIR has fostered a collaborative culture. HL7 International Chief Executive Officer Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., recalls, "The development and adoption of FHIR was advanced by a remarkable and committed international community. The impact that FHIR has had on global healthcare was driven by an unprecedented level of collaboration that today continues to grow." Grahame Grieve, principal at Health Intersections, FHIR product director at HL7 and the inventor of FHIR, agrees. “Most people think about FHIR as a technical specification, but I look at it first of all as a community.”

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Advancing the International Patient Summary

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2021 10:39:47 AM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, CDA, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, International Patient Summary, FHIR Community, IPS, International Patient Access, IPA

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HL7® Launches Helios FHIR® Accelerator for Public Health

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2021 3:55:58 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, public health, ONC, FHIR Accelerator, FHIR Community, CDC

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Alliance of government, private sector and philanthropic partners aims to use widely accepted healthcare standard to help advance public health

A new initiative launched by HL7 and jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) seeks to use widely recognized data exchange standards to help advance public health. The effort, called Helios, intends to strengthen the capacity and streamline data sharing across all levels of public health using the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR®) standard.

“Public health has risen in urgency and importance over the last 18 months,” said the ONC’s National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi, PhD, MPP, “FHIR accelerators have had great success in engaging implementers as early as possible to help identify and overcome longstanding barriers to interoperability. The Helios alliance is a market-based implementation collaboration that will help to ensure FHIR development is coordinated and focused on real world public health needs.”

The initiative is the latest to use HL7’s FHIR Accelerator program, which seeks to speed the development and availability of FHIR to deliver better data that leads to better health outcomes. The Helios alliance represents an ambitious new use of the FHIR Accelerator program, pulling together a diverse group of state, tribal, local, territorial, and Federal public health agencies, private and philanthropic sector partners, and other groups interested in the equitable and effective use of data for the advancement of public health.

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HL7 CTO Wayne Kubick to Retire

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 12, 2021 9:16:36 AM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT

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HL7's Chief Technology Officer, Wayne Kubick, will retire  at the end of this year. We want to take this opportunity to formally announce it and begin recognizing the many accomplishments and contributions he made to the betterment of HL7 International and its entire global community.

Wayne's responsibilities will be assumed by two new C-level officer positions, a Chief Standards Officer and Chief Implementation Officer, and he will remain in an advisory role into early 2022 to support the transition. 

We would like to express our deepest appreciation and thank Wayne for his dedication and unparalleled commitment to HL7 International over the past six years. His leadership has been instrumental in advancing HL7’s mission and vision of a world in which everyone can securely access and use the right health data when and where it is needed.

If there is one word that describes Wayne’s work philosophy at HL7, it is Essentialism. He introduced us to the concept when he joined the organization and has been a staunch proponent of incorporating Essentialism across the board, encouraging the organization to focus its efforts on its highest contributions to the industry while letting go of non-essential work.

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Statement to the Global Community from HL7 International on the Paper "Playing with FHIR: Hacking and Securing FHIR APIs"

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 27, 2021 1:41:58 PM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, HL7, HL7 community, health IT, FHIR Community, FHIR API

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