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Healthcare organizations leveraging DirectTrust can also use the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for more seamless and secure health data exchange, DirectTrust explained in a recent webinar.

FHIR defines a web application programming interface (API) and related specifications for health data exchange, and was developed by Health Level Seven International (HL7).

FHIR is a strategy for enabling integration and connectivity between different players, said HL7 Chair and Mayo Clinic Technical Specialist Calvin Beebe. Direct is an existing federal standard that is widely used across the US for healthcare data exchange.