Charles Jaffe, M.D., Ph.D., has led HL7 as its CEO since 2007. The organization is on the leading edge of standards development, and is working on refining its Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) standard. The platform uses coding and URL calls to facilitate the exchange of healthcare information. It’s attracting a lot of attention, and organizations are using the current version of FHIR to enable healthcare information exchange that was previously difficult to achieve.

As HL7 continues to develop and evolve the standard, Jaffe took time to answer some questions about the current status of the FHIR standard, the development work that is ongoing, and the role FHIR can play in improving information exchange within healthcare.

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