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HL7 FHIR: Foundations in the architectural context

The Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (HL7 FHIR) standard describes how healthcare information can be exchanged between different computer systems. Seeing how already some 30% of the world’s data is generated by the healthcare industry – and a lot of it is highly sensitive – it’s no wonder this standard came into existence. Let me try to explain why it’s important and how it works from a software developer’s perspective.

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Patient consent and digital health data in GDPR and HIPAA context

Medical service provision is not only about the contact between the patient and the doctor. It’s equally important to evidence the visit properly and the medical procedures implemented. The information in the records is essential for the patient and the provision of further services – by other specialists or other facilities. Who can aggregate patient data, and on what basis? Do you need patients’ consent to use digital health data? Read on to find out.

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Security of data documentation – electronic health records and patient data

One of the most critical issues concerning the computerization of the healthcare system is data documentation security. The obligation to ensure both physical and electronic health records (EHR) and other types of healthcare data is largely on the medical institutions. In the following text, we’ll look at the conditions they must meet under the law and good practices. We’ll also present the life cycle of documents and suggest what standards should be completed by a software provider if you’re to entrust them with the digitization of your medical facility data.

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Technical & legislative challenges of cloud solutions for healthcare software

The eHealth industry’s growing at a breakneck pace, undoubtedly influenced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and technological advancements, including the use of cloud solutions for healthcare. According to a report compiled by Market Data Forecast, this market is currently valued at $14.8 billion and is expected to grow to $29.5 billion by 2026. This implies a CARG (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 14.8% for the eHealth sector over the forecast period. What impact do cloud solutions have and will have on the growth of the eHealth sector? What technical and legal challenges connected to using the cloud are there in the healthcare market? Let’s try to answer these questions.

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