Secure Clinical Data Exchange
Third party clinical application developers are building apps which improve individual care. Connecting these apps to EHRs and allowing clinical data transfers improves a providers ability to develop workable care plans. How do we get these disparate systems to exchange and access vital patient information, not only within the same organization but also across different facilities. Standardized medical information exchange ensures that disparate healthcare systems understand clinical and patient data in the same way. Hl7 is an Intentional standard established over 20 years ago to help healthcare information systems within and across organizations to communicate better.