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Assessing the Potential of FHIR as a Standard

Rienstra, K.D. (2023) Assessing the Potential of FHIR as a Standard.

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Abstract:Patient transfer files in the Netherlands are moving from one GP to another using messages that are based on the EDIFACT standard. This standard brings along a set of disadvantages that impede the interoperability in the healthcare sector. The current message sends incomplete ambiguous information. HL7 has produced an information standard, FHIR, specifically for the healthcare sector. This paper focuses on the challenges observed with the UN/EDIFACT data standard and dives into the potential of FHIR as an information standard for the specific use case of patient data transfer between GP’s. By performing an ontological analysis, the implementation problems that would occur when mapping the EDIFACT message onto FHIR are exploited.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Business & IT BSc (56066)
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