Federated model needed for re-platformed My Health Record: FHIR chief

FHIR creator Grahame Grieve has urged the government to adopt a federated model for the proposed re-platforming of the My Health Record, arguing that the existing architecture was cutting edge a decade ago but web APIs and new standards such as FHIR and OAuth now needed to be harnessed to restructure the system.

In a submission to the Senate committee inquiry into the MyHR, Mr Grieve said an alternative architecture would help overcome some of the challenges facing the current platform such as the complex consent process and allow the components of the National Digital Health Strategy to be properly implemented.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: FHIR, My Health Record, Grahame Grieve


0 # Ivor Jones 2018-09-18 17:20
I can’t make my mind up if this story is good news or bad news. On the one hand, thank goodness for Mr. Grieve, and not just for his eminent good sense but also for his willingness to put time, money and effort into a solution. A refreshing and salutary illustration of the aphorism “actions speak louder than words”.
On the other hand, considering how far off track the MyHR is and how much effort will be required to bring it back is a daunting prospect, to say the least. Let’s hope for an outbreak of common sense in the form of adoption of these proposals.
PS FHIR Chief – nice one, Kate. Perhaps the committee will establish a FHIR Brigade to rectify the MyHR?
0 # Kate McDonald 2018-09-18 17:55
I can't take credit for the FHIR chief, Ivor. The FHIR brigade are all notorious punsters and this is one of theirs.

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