HL7 FHIR for the Information Scientist
The unambiguous sharing of healthcare data is insufficient to meet the needs of our delivery system. Moreover, the means for exchanging data has not facilitated data reuse for a broad range of purposes, including quality evaluation, decision support, clinical research, primary medical science, and public health. Standards must rapidly evolve despite an environment constrained by the limited resources, by government regulation and by a rapidly evolving knowledge base. The Department of Health & Human Resources has replaced the requirements of Meaningful Use with Interoperability.