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HL7 FHIR Dev Days Highlights How FHIR Can Support Patient Empowerment Efforts

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 9, 2020 2:01:02 PM / by Fred Bazzoli posted in FHIR, HL7 community, interoperability, health IT, Patient Experience, patient empowerment

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Report from Virtual FHIR DevDays 2020 on the Patient Innovator Track

Initiatives seeking to expand the use of HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard were highlighted at the recent HL7 FHIR Dev Days 2020 virtual event.

The Patient Innovator track included four presentations highlighting its recent move to encourage the use of technology to support patient involvement in care. HL7’s Patient Empowerment Work Group has a mission of promoting and amplifying the viewpoint of patients and caregivers in HL7’s standards work. Its initial priorities include enabling patients to correct errors in records, contribute their data to records, plan care, and efficiently gather and store patient consents.

The four presentations were judged by a panel of HL7 experts for their use or projected vision for the use of FHIR to solve problems in patient empowerment in healthcare. In addition, attendees at the virtual Dev Days event could vote to award one of the participants a People’s Choice award.

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