Category Archives: Standards and requirements

HL7 Personal Health Record DSTU

Health Level Seven (HL7 has released for review and balloting the Personal Health Record System Functional Model DSTU R1 here (zip file).

This is part of an out-of-cycle ballot aimed at rapidly moving the FM into the hands of those who wish to implement. It is a tall drink, with robust provisions for security and interoperability. Those who are accustomed to thinking of a PHR as little more than a fill in the blank web form are going to find a substantially different sort of animal described. In particular, the PHRS described are much more akin to health record banks/trusts ( as described by Amnon Shabo, Marion Ball, Johnathan Gold, Bill Yasnoff and others (including yours truly).

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