Infor is partnering with Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a nonprofit teaching and research hospital in Bergen County, N.J., to build a real-world implementation that will support Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) initiatives using the Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite.
"Infor is committed to providing leadership on the emerging FHIR standard, and this real-world implementation of FHIR using Infor Cloverleaf is one of the first of its kind in the industry," said Barry P. Chaiken, Infor chief medical information officer.
As the healthcare industry continues to push for better interoperability, FHIR, a proposed new standards framework from HL7, calls for a platform for simultaneously accessing data from different healthcare systems, regardless of how data is stored, to ultimately streamline health information exchange, expand the capabilities of electronic health records, and boost innovation in mobile applications. HL7 is Health Level Seven International, a nonprofit, electronic health information standards developing organization.
HackensackUMC has agreed to be a lead adopter to implement FHIR DSTU 2 Patient Resources to communicate with mobile devices using Infor Cloverleaf technology. The project will implement the FHIR patient, encounter, and resources using generally available Infor Cloverleaf technology components. Modules of the Infor Cloverleaf Suite, the Infor Cloverleaf Web Services and Direct Adapter, are being configured at HackensackUMC to support FHIR pilots and proof of concepts, and not only support web services but also the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) profiles and early implementations of the FHIR standard.
"Patient engagement and patient participation is only possible if flow and exchange of information is open and easy; FHIR allows that to happen," said Dr. Shafiq Rab, HackensackUMC chief information officer. "Partnering with Infor, we're able to change the way our data is structured and standardized, and pave the way for FHIR standards of exchanging healthcare information electronically at our organization."
"Infor was the perfect partner for HackensackUMC as an early adopter of API capabilities and the FHIR standard for real-life production use cases. With superior Infor support, Cloverleaf Web Services easily fit right into our architecture and we were operationally live within days." added Jeremy Marut, HackensackUMC director of enterprise architecture.