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Navigating Perceptions: Insights from the FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) Community Survey

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2024 11:58:16 AM / by FAST Project Management Team posted in FHIR, FAST, FHIR Implementation Guides, ONC FAST, FHIR Community, TEFCA, FAST Security, Digital Identity and Patient Matching IG, National Directory IG

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March 2024 marked a pivotal moment for the healthcare IT sector, with the FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) community survey revealing critical insights into the adoption, challenges, and perspectives surrounding various FAST implementation guides (IGs). This survey, engaging various stakeholders from providers to technology vendors, sheds light on the collective journey towards seamless healthcare interoperability. Let's dive into the nuanced feedback and the path it carves for the future of healthcare IT. 

 

Survey Results Overview 

 

FAST Security IG Adoption and the Quest for Clarity   

The uptake of the HL7 FAST UDAP Security for Scalable Registration, Authentication, and Authorization Implementation Guide (FAST Security IG) is on the rise, driven by an evident market need.  A notable proportion of respondents are keen to implement the HL7 FAST Security IG, likely due to its inclusion in the TEFCA FHIR Roadmap. There were some concerns expressed about market readiness. However, respondents expressed a need for clearer guidance beyond the existing FAST Security IG, suggesting the development of a companion document to aid in implementation strategies would be helpful. 

 

FAST Identity IG: Overcoming Adoption Barriers   

While there seems to be adoption readiness for the Interoperable Digital Identity and Patient Matching IG, the survey highlights perceived barriers to adoption. These barriers were related to industry issues such as cross-jurisdiction consent and broader market acceptance and adoption by other industry initiatives rather than any issues with the IG itself. 

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Save the Date: Discover Secure Data Exchange in Our Upcoming FAST Focus Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2024 9:20:22 AM / by FAST Project Management Team posted in FHIR, FAST, FHIR Implementation Guides, ONC FAST, FHIR Community, TEFCA, webinar, FAST Security

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HL7® Applauds ONC's Move to Embrace HL7® FHIR® for Nationwide Health Information Exchange

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2024 8:53:27 AM / by HL7 posted in FHIR, health IT policy, interoperability, ONC, TEFCA, Common Agreement 2.0

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HL7 applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for its April 22, 2024 Common Agreement Version 2.0 release, which announced the requirement for health information networks participating in the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) to support the HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) standard.

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Demystifying the Implementation of the FAST Security FHIR® IG: A Closer Look

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2024 4:41:44 PM / by FAST Project Management Team posted in OAuth2, FAST, FHIR Connectathon, FHIR Implementation Guides, ONC FAST, FHIR API, TEFCA, FAST Security

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The HL7 FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST) UDAP Security for Scalable Registration, Authentication and Authorization Implementation Guide (FAST Security IG) was designed to streamline and secure data exchange across different healthcare stakeholders. This blog post seeks to dispel common misconceptions about the complexity of implementing the FAST Security IG. 

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Unpacking FHIR's Vital Role in Healthcare Interoperability & TEFCA: Insights from FAST on HIMSSTV

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2023 5:40:47 PM / by FAST Project Management Team posted in FHIR, interoperability, FHIR Accelerator, FAST, TEFCA

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In a recent episode of HIMSSTV, two healthcare interoperability visionaries, Deepak Sadagopan and Duncan Weatherston, took the virtual stage to share their expert insights on the critical FHIR pathway within the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) model. This captivating discussion was led by the co-chairs of the HL7 FHIR at Scale Taskforce (FAST), and it shed light on the transformative potential of FHIR in shaping the future of healthcare data exchange. 

Meet the FAST Community 

Before we dive into the interview, let's take a moment to acquaint ourselves with the remarkable work being done by the FAST community. The HL7 FHIR at Scale Taskforce is a dedicated group committed to identifying scalability challenges and defining solutions to overcome the barriers to broad FHIR adoption. FAST is addressing key areas like Security for Scalable Registration, Authorization, and Authentication and Interoperable Digital Identity and Patient Matching. The FAST community’s list of projects can be found on the FAST Confluence Project Page. An upcoming project on Consent is set to kick off soon, promising exciting prospects for healthcare data sharing. To get involved, reach out to fast@hl7.org. 

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