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Informatics Research Seminar: Introduction to FHIR

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Speaker: W. Ed Hammond, PhD.

Presented from Duke

Broadcast Link: Seminar


The HL7® International standard FHIR® is becoming one of the most interesting topics in the healthcare industry.  This presentation will discuss why this interest continues to grow.  FHIR is an enabler of interoperability. First, a detailed description of FHIR will be presented – what it is and what it does. We will then discuss two other related standards, SMART on FHIR (a standard for APIs using FHIR) and CDS Hooks (a standard enabling Clinical Decision Support).  Finally, the presentation will discuss other key activities relating to FHIR and healthcare standard activities including Bulk FHIR, the FHIR Acceleration Program, and new related activities in HL7.


Ed Hammond, PhD, is the Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, Clinical and Translation Sciences Institute (CTSI).  He is also the Director of the Master of Management in Clinical informatics (MMCi) degree program in the School of Medicine; and the Director for Applied Informatics Research, Duke Health Technology Solutions.  Dr. Hammond serves as a Professor in the Departments of Community and Family Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Nursing and Fuqua School of Business and is the Chair Emeritus of HL7 International.


January 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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