Softrams Joins HL7 as Gold Member

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Zara Ikram
July 19, 2021 536 views

Softrams Gold Membership of HL7 International with healthcare technology depicted in the background.

The Softrams team is excited to join Health Level Seven International (HL7) as a Gold Member, an international standards body that sets standards for data sharing between modern healthcare services and advancing information technology.

Softrams has been building a patient centered health information hub, called “hDrive” (https://www.hdrive.ai) that brings health information of individuals and families in one place for a wholistic and comprehensive view. hDrive will extract meaningful information hidden inside complex healthcare data and reports and present it using plain language and visuals to ensure better understanding of personal health, along with the power to make informed decisions and healthy choices. hDrive will store all data in a secure hub and let users share data securely as needed with anyone including healthcare professionals.

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an interoperability standard intended to facilitate the exchange of healthcare information between organizations and is the core standard hDrive relies on to make patient centered health information hub a reality.

These HL7 standards created by Health Level Seven International, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive guidelines for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information. The adoption of these standards supports clinical practice and the management, delivery, and evaluation of health services. It leads to a more efficient, cost-effective, and higher quality of service provided by healthcare professionals.

HL7 is an international initiative supported by more than 1600 members from 50 countries, including 500+ corporate members that represent diverse healthcare providers, government stakeholders, payers, pharmaceutical companies, vendors/suppliers, and consulting firms.

Why do these HL7 standards matter?

All healthcare providers need to access multiple electronic systems to treat patients. This becomes more challenging if these healthcare providers offer services in outpatient clinics that are not integrated with the local hospital system. This is where Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) come in and how HL7 interoperability standards offer value. Interoperability in healthcare leads to quality patient care, as data can flow seamlessly across the gamut of care and is accessible by relevant parties whenever needed. This reduces errors, ensures a comprehensive health profile of the patient, and allows appropriate treatment options.

Abiding by HL7 standards is a huge step forward in terms of an open and collaborative healthcare system. As we start to emerge into a post-pandemic era, we are more aware of the value of human life and the delicate yet complicated relationship with healthcare. An interoperable healthcare system is therefore not only a convenience but a necessity in today’s digital world.

Softrams is proud to join HL7 organization as gold member, as we remain steadfast in our journey of bringing positive change in patient centered healthcare IT solutions.



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