HL7 FHIR Foundation Collaborates with Google Cloud Platform to Support FHIR Community

Press Release | Health Level Seven International (HL7), | February 19, 2017

Ann Arbor, MI, USA, February 19, 2017 - Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in healthcare information technology with members in 55 countries, today announced that the HL7 FHIR Foundation is now working with Google to support HL7's Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and the FHIR community using Google Cloud Platform.

Google Cloud Platform plans to work with the HL7 FHIR Foundation to advance the health data interoperability efforts of both organizations by providing the underlying cloud technology for the HL7 FHIR developer community. This collaboration will provide the FHIR community with resources to learn, create and accelerate real life FHIR implementations.

"The HL7 FHIR Foundation is thrilled by this generous contribution of Google Cloud Platform services to support the ongoing activities of the FHIR community to help advance our goal of global health data interoperability," said Grahame Grieve, HL7 FHIR Foundation Board Member and HL7 FHIR Product Director. "The future of health computing is clearly in the cloud, and FHIR will serve to accelerate this transition."

"Our support of the HL7 FHIR Foundation will help pave the way for data interoperability in the healthcare ecosystem based on open standards, which we value at Google," said Greg Moore, VP HealthCare at Google Cloud. "This collaboration as an important step in helping the developer community quickly build important FHIR-based experience without the need to worry about the underlying infrastructure - a key advantage of the cloud."

About Health Level Seven International (HL7)

Founded in 1987, Health Level Seven International is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards with affiliates established in more than 30 countries. HL7 is a non-profit, ANSI accredited standards development organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7's members represent approximately 500 corporate members, which include more than 90 percent of the information systems vendors serving healthcare. HL7 collaborates with other standards developers and provider, payer, philanthropic and government agencies at the highest levels to ensure the development of comprehensive and reliable standards and successful interoperability efforts.

For more information, please visit: www.HL7.org


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