W07: Clinicians Not Burned Out: But on FHIR®!

1:30 PM–6:00 PM Apr 30, 2019 (US - Eastern)

Great Room 1


HL7 created Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) as a next generation standard to address clinical data interoperability. Clinicians on FHIR evolved in 2014 as an event held at each HL7 Working Group Meeting (3 times yearly) to educate clinicians about HL7 FHIR® and provide feedback to the HL7 FHIR® team regarding the clinical viability and usability of the FHIR® standard. This AMIA CIC Workshop will bring the Clinicians on FHIR® activity to a broader clinical audience attending the AMIA 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference. The workshop is designed to educate attendees about HL7 FHIR® and tools available to access, review, and provide feedback to the HL7 FHIR team regarding the evolving HL7 FHIR® standard. It is also intended to make the audience aware of the potential of FHIR® for innovation in their organizations. The faculty will provide lectures describing HL7 FHIR® history, background, and fundamental principles. Examples of applications using the SMART on FHIR® platform will also be discussed. After this initial overview of FHIR®, the attendees will be guided through using online tools to examine HL7 FHIR® Resources (the basic building blocks of FHIR®) and build FHIR® Profiles (implementation guides for specific use cases). Commonly used resources such as “patient”, “condition”, and “observation” will be reviewed and demonstrated as an initial introduction to the tools. Attendees will then be guided on how they can apply their own use cases to the tools introduced for further exploration into FHIR®.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: At the conclusion of this pre-symposium workshop the learner will be able to
1. Describe the history and purpose of HL7 FHIR development
2. Explain fundamental principles of HL7 FHIR
3. Apply HL7 FHIR to clinical care examples
4. Examine the user of HL7 FHIR in clinical applications available for clinical implementation.


Laura Heermann (Presenter)
Intermountain Healthcare

Russ Leftwich (Presenter)

Viet Nguyen (Presenter)

James McClay (Presenter)
University of Nebraska

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