Yesterday I gave a brief overview of FHIR to colleagues at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where I am on assignment as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence working on a next generation BlueButton for Medicare Beneficiaries.
There is an amazing amount of interest in HL7’s Fast Health Interoperability Resource Framework. I am using FHIR as the basis for the next generation BlueButton service at CMS: #BlueButtonOnFHIR.
More and more people are wanting to understand what FHIR is and how it works. I know I am still learning. What I have discovered is that there is an amazing FHIR community that is willing to share, advice and support this Open Source Initiative.
This deck: A Baptism of FHIR. was designed as a quick high-level introduction to some of the concepts that are behind FHIR.
You can link to the presentation on Slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/ekivemark/a-baptism-of-fhir-the-laymans-intro-to-hl7-fhir