The Standard

The Official Blog of Health Level Seven® International


Welcome to the HL7 Standard

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 29, 2016 9:33:34 AM / by Pat Van Dyke, RN

Welcome to The Standard, a HL7 interoperability standards--including FHIR---healthcare blog

We’re so glad you joined us!

Welcome to The Standard – the official blog of Health Level Seven International. 

As HL7 looks forward to celebrating 30 years in standards development this September, we want to share the expertise and knowledge we have gained with our members, collaborators and industry stakeholders.


We hope that this blog will provide you with timely, relevant information regarding HL7 and other health IT standards, such as Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®). It will also cover great industry topics, such as interoperability, value-based care and precision medicine.

Additionally, The Standard will be a place to visit where you can read members’ personal stories and insights as they reflect on what it means to be involved in standards development and what they imagine future of healthcare will hold. 


Blog posts will be authored by HL7 leaders, members and other health IT industry experts from the US and around the globe.

Thank you

As the chair of the board of directors for HL7 International, I am happy to welcome you as we begin our blogging journey. HL7 is about people and the people who make up HL7 are among the brightest and most thoughtful.

As interoperability becomes more central to providing the best possible healthcare globally, we must collaborate to ensure that our work has a global perspective. We will get things done by working together.  


We created this blog for you and hope it will become a place you frequent. So join the conversation! Subscribe, leave comments and share our posts with others in the community. Work with us to make global healthcare a reality.

Pat Van Dyke, RN

Written by Pat Van Dyke, RN

Pat Van Dyke, RN is the Chair of the HL7 International Board of Directors (2016 - 2017) and is a practicing emergency room nurse in Portland, OR.

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