HL7 to Explain EHR, PHR Functional Models

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Standards development organization Health Level Seven International will host a free Web seminar on Oct. 26 to explain the Electronic Health Record System Functional Model and the Personal Health Record System Functional Model.

The models define the functions that should be in EHRs and PHRs. The EHR model, for instance, contains about 1,000 conformance criteria across more than 100 functions, according to Ann Arbor, Mich.-based HL7.

The EHR model is an international standard and the PHR model is a draft standard for trial use, meaning vendors can incorporate its requirements into their products while the model undergoes the final approval process.

More information on the one-hour Web seminar is available at hl7.org/events/ambassador102010.

--Joseph Goedert


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