How do EHR vendors respond to FHIR? You might argue that FHIR is threat for the vendors. FHIR enhances interoperability, it opens up the EHR’s for third party apps, it opens the data silo’s… Nevertheless, the big vendors, at least in the US, have recognized the power of FHIR and have taken the strategic decision that, rather than fighting the inevitable, FHIR is an opportunity more than a threat.
In this edition of the FHIR Interviews series I spoke to Dr. David McCallie, VP at Cerner for medical informatics and an authority on interoperability. Here is what he has to say about FHIR at Cerner: