HL7(R) FHIR(R) Usage Worldwide

To better serve you and the greater FHIR community, HL7 is gathering information about FHIR usage worldwide. Your responses to the following survey questions will help us guide the development of the FHIR standard in the coming years to ensure that your needs are being met. 

If your company operates in multiple jurisdictions, please answer for the one that reflects the largest portion of your customer base, which should match the answer to question 2.

* 1. Which of the following best describes your organization?

* 2. Which of the following best describes the geographic region of your organization

* 3. Which of the following best describes the size (number of employees) of the health-related divisions of your organization?

* 4. What functional role or title best describes your (the responder's) role in the organization?

* 5. Does your organization develop or offer products or services that can be described in the following categories?

  Yes, one product or service offering Yes, more than one product or service offering Yes, in development No, not planning to develop No, but have discussed developing in the future Unsure
FHIR APIs
FHIR Apps
FHIR repositories
CDA authoring or document generation
CDA viewing/workflow
CDA repositories
Integration technologies

* 6. Please indicate in the table below the extent of your organization's usage of the following data standards

  Used in production; usage stable or growing Used in production; usage declining Piloting use Plan to use within 2 years Plan to use in > 2 years Never plan to use Unaware or Unsure
HL7 V2
HL7 V3
HL7 CDA
HL7 FHIR
SMART Apps
CDS-Hooks
FHIR Bulk Data API
IHE XDS, XCA/XCPD
Other IHE profiles
EHR Add-ons

* 7. Does your organization plan to offer a patient-focused API to meet government requirements (for example, the US 21st Century Cures Act)?

  Used in production; usage stable or growing Used in production; usage declining Piloting use Plan to use within 2 years Plan to use in > 2 years Never plan to use Unaware or unsure
FHIR API
Non-FHIR API

* 8. Is your organization using or planning to use FHIR for any of the purposes listed below?

  Used in production; usage stable or growing Used in production; usage declining Piloting use Plan to use within 2 years Plan to use in > 2 years Never plan to use Unaware or unsure
Integration with existing systems
Offering patients access to data
Developing EHR-add-ons
Other custom-developed apps
Offering FHIR-based apps
Other non-FHIR custom-developed apps
Data repositories

* 9. Which of the following are perceived by your organization as benefits of adopting HL7 data standards? Select all that apply:

  FHIR Other HL7 standards
Reduce costs
Improve data exchange with other providers
Improve data exchange with payers
Improve app use and data exchange with patients
Improve data quality earlier in the process
Makes it easier for patients to share their data with third parties
Improve clinical decision support capabilities
Improve ability to perform analytics and research
Standardize processes and workflow
Meet government or technology requirements

* 10. Which benefits of adopting HL7 data standards has your organization actually realized? Select all that apply:

  FHIR Other HL7 Standards
Reduced costs
Improved data exchange with other providers
Improved data exchange with payers
Improved app use and data exchange with patients
Improved data quality earlier in the process
Made it easier for patient so share their data with third parties
Improved clinical decision support capabilities
Improved ability to perform analytics and research
Standardized processes and workflow
Met government or technology requirements

* 11. What are the biggest challenges or obstacles you have encountered in adopting the HL7 FHIR standard? Please rate 1-5 (5 being most challenging)

  1 2 3 4 5
Costs
Regulatory compliance
Insufficient maturity of standard
Lack of sufficient business justification
Complexity and difficulty of implementation
Too much time for ROI
Measuring ROI benefit

* 12. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest, how significant is the availability of an open license and free IP to your decision to adopt standards?

* 13. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest, how important is the availability of conformance testing?

* 14. Would you be willing to pay for additional conformance testing tools and services?

* 15. Are there other support services or activities you'd like to see? If so, please list them below:

* 16. Estimated state of adoption among providers in your country?

* 17. Are you a member of HL7 International of an HL7 Affiliate?

* 18. Have you participated in any of the following HL7 activites? Check all that apply:

* 19. Thank you for your input and feedback on this survey! If you would like to receive a summary report of the results, please provide your contact information below:

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