QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Standards and Interoperable Lab – Asia (SIL-Asia), with support from Asian Development Bank (ADB), organized and hosted a workshop on Health Level Seven International – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7-FHIR) on 11-12 June 2018.
HL7-FHIR is a leading draft standard in healthcare today, which uses logical and theoretical models to make healthcare data exchange between healthcare applications consistent, easy to implement, and rigorous.
James Agnew, Lead Architect with the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation (UHN) in Toronto Canada, and a member of the FHIR Core Team, facilitated a two-day FHIR workshop for the SIL-Asia technical lab experts.
The first day was dedicated to an overview of HL7-FHIR, including the data model and the RESTful API (CRUD). It also covered topics on searching, open source tools, profiling and extensions, advanced features, and ways to get started on setting-up FHIR.
James Agnew also introduced SMART on FHIR, an industry-led project that combines FHIR and OAUTH2, an authorization protocol which asks permission for the application to do a particular thing.
SMART on FHIR’s output is a combination of data and security framework. It consists of a set of standards to allow applications to connect with the HL7-FHIR infrastructure of a hospital.
The second day of the workshop focused on technical exercises and setting-up a HAPI FHIR server.
For more information, SIL-Asia’s briefer on HL7-FHIR is available here. SIL-Asia’s FHIR server may also be accessed for testing purposes.
The Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia is a regional health interoperability laboratory powered by the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with sponsorship from The People’s Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (PRC Fund).
The concept for the Standards and Interoperability Lab – Asia was first conceived at the Regional Interoperability Workshop organized by AeHIN in Manila last August 2015 at the sidelines of the Global Health Research Forum. The regional lab was designed to serve as a template of labs in each country that will later form into the Community of Interoperability Labs (COIL).