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Advancing the International Patient Summary

By John D’Amore, Giorgio Cangioli and Rob Hausam

Improving a patient’s ability to share data with caregivers no matter where they reside has been a priority of HL7 since its inception. As the global adoption of digital health records has dramatically accelerated over the past decade, cross-border data exchange has begun in earnest using HL7 standards, such as the Clinical Document Architecture (CDA®)  and Fast Healthcare Interoperability (FHIR®) .

Here we review recent advances of the International Patient Summary (IPS), a standard that promotes clinical data sharing by patients and clinicians both within and across borders. Read the article on the HL7 Blog .