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Principles of Health Interoperability SNOMED CT, HL7 and #FHIR (Edition 3)

I’m pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of “Principles of Health Interoperability” is now available. Tim Benson wrote the first 2 editions, with coverage of V2, V3, CDA, and SNOMED CT, and he asked me to join with him for the 3rd edition, and provide a section on FHIR.  I’m really glad to say that it’s finally come to fruition, and the book is now available.

Dr John Halamka very kindly wrote a foreword for the book. Quoting from it:

Health Interoperability is a must read for policymakers, technology leaders and industry implementers.    The book distills thousands of pages of standards into the essential information you need to know.  The addition of the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) make the 3rd edition even better than the 2nd edition.   FHIR will enable an ecosystem of apps, which layer on top of existing EHRs, reduce the cost of interfacing and accelerate innovation.

If you are looking for the definitive resources on the latest techniques to implement content, transport and vocabulary interoperability, look no further than this book.   It will be a centerpiece of my own bookshelf

As far as I know, this is the first published book that covers FHIR. Well done to Tim for bulldozing me across the line. I’ll be bringing a pen to the next HL7 meeting for signatures…