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New roles at Infoway recognize the growing significance of HL7 FHIR

Attila Farkas has taken on a new role and responsibilities within the Interoperability and Standards team as Director, FHIR Strategy and Implementation. This new role recognizes the growing significance of HL7™ FHIR™ and its importance as a working interoperability standard in health care.

FHIR™ stands for “Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources”. As the name suggests, FHIR-based interoperability solutions are built from a set of modular components called "Resources". These resources can easily be assembled into working systems that solve real world clinical and administrative problems at a fraction of the price of existing interoperability alternatives. FHIR is suitable for use in a wide variety of contexts – mobile phone apps, cloud communications, EHR-based data sharing, server communication in large institutional healthcare providers, and much more.

Attila will be working with the FHIR community in Canada in promoting and supporting the standard with valuable tooling and implementation guidance.

Joel Francis is Infoway's new Standards & Technical Interoperability subject matter expert with a direct focus on supporting Infoway’s engagement with the HL7 FHIR standard.  Joel has a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Guelph and he is joining us from IBM, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the area of web design and development. His skills are a great contribution, considering that FHIR is designed with an implementer focus and it is built using the latest web technologies. 

Learn more about FHIR, Infoway's FHIR related tools, read a clinician's perspective on the benefits of FHIR or join InfoCentral's FHIR Implementation Work Group

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